Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 2/6/13
Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images The Predators are slowly coming up the ranks in scoring with a shelling of the St. Louis Blues that saw Erat and Wilson have three point nights. Rinne has been solid between the pipes allowing only 3 goals in his last three games. Ryan Ellis has come through as the power-play specialist he was drafted and developed to become. But what about the role players? The hard chargers, the gritty players, the sacrificial lambs that get more derision rather than aplomb? The absence of certain personnel from last year’s roster has been revamped and re-energized in the form of players like Yip and Hannan, while Spaling continues with some of the most consistent offensive/defensive efforts that have made him a staple in Trotz’ lineup. Brandon Yip – 9GP – 2G – 2A – 4P – +3 – 8PIM In 9 games, Brandon Yip has far surpassed the expectations by many to become one of the more solid options on the Predators roster be it PP, PK or even strength. He has the 6th most
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