Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 6/26/13
Photo Credit: Sarah Fuqua Kevin Klein had the worst of it this season. With Josi moving up to the top defensive pairing, this left a sizable hole on the second defensive unit with the steady play of Kevin Klein and the merry-go-round of suitors for the spot next to him. As Klein played the usual stalwart defensive game while taking very few penalties, his partners were a M.A.S.H. unit of young talent and hardened veterans that didn’t seem to work out until the arrival of Victor Bartley (who will remain with the Predators for another three years). From Then to Now Kevin Klein was part of the best draft class for the Predators, selected after Ryan Suter and before Shea Weber in the 2003 entry draft. He had his most productive season last year with 21 points in only 66 games. Klein served only two minor penalties that season, which is a great attribute for a defenseman as it can be viewed as a sign of not being out of position or retaliating and getting pegged for two minutes. This se...
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