Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 5/21/13

OTTAWA, ON - JUNE 21: 38th overall pick, Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators poses for a portrait at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Place on June 21, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)
Roman Josi is congratulated after netting his first against the Stars. (AP-Mark Humphrey) The 2011-12 season for Roman Josi was very promising. While plenty of fans were expecting plenty more from Jonathon Blum and Ryan Ellis as their development progressed, Josi was a second round pick that had trouble staying healthy in his time in Milwaukee. He was brought up to take the spot of an underperforming Jon Blum, and paired with Kevin Klein… and never looked back. Josi and Klein became a solid second pairing behind Shea Weber and Ryan Suter, and looked to repeat their feats for an encore in 2012-13. While Suter had other plans, Josi was promoted to the top pairing with the all-world Weber. No pressure, of course… just asking the kid to replace Ryan Suter’s half of the best pairing in the league. This was the task given to Josi. From one year to the next: Josi turned in a very respectable five goals, 16 points, and a +1 from 2011-12 being on the second pairing with Klein. Keep in mind, Klein
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