Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/11/13
Continuing with our season previews, our hot button topic will be the Nashville defense or the “what will Nashville be like without Suter?” column. The quick turnaround for a training camp has David Poile very pleased with the Predators chances this year since there is hardly any turnover from last season, except for the departure of Ryan Suter being the biggest factor. Poile enlisted a new member of the Gold-clad warriors in Scott Hannan while you should look for Ellis/Blum to fill in the final defensive spot of the opening night roster. Here’s our preview of what to expect from the D-core of the Predators. SHEA WEBER – (2011-2012 stats: 19G, 30A, 49P, +21, 46PIM) A huge contract and being without his long time defensive partner has put the responsibility of keeping Nashville a defensive stalwart solely on the shoulders of Weber. The feared blueliner was a Norris trophy finalist last season and his 19 goals tied for the league lead for a defenseman (with Erik Karlsson). It current...
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