Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 11/20/14
NASHVILLE After playing nine seasons with the Nashville Predators, Kevin Klein is someone who holds a pretty good perspective on his fellow defensemen. He was drafted by the organization the same year as Shea Weber and Ryan Suter, both of whom earned All-Star status in Suters final season with the organization in 2011-12. Generally, around the NHL, the consensus was that Weber and Suter formed the leagues top defense pair that season. When it comes to the newest Predators defenseman, Seth Jones, Klein is something of an elder statesman. This week, Jones, who was the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft but who sat atop the pre-draft rankings, earned a battlefield promotion to the Predators top pair with Weber after Roman Josi went down with a concussion. So after one game, Klein was asked a loaded question: Can Weber and Jones someday be as good as Weber and Suter once were? Klein did not back down. Yeah, you see hes a big body, Klein said of Jones. He skates really well, ...
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