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Nashville Predators

NHL 14: Nashville Predators Guide

Written By: JCOL32

Nashville Predators

Founded: 1998

Championships: 0

 

History:

Founded in 1998, the Nashville Predators are one of the NHL’s newest franchises. An expansion team, the Predators advanced to their first playoff appearance in 2004.

 

Overview:

The Nashville Predators will enter the 2013/14 season determined to prove that a shortened season which saw them earn the 4th overall pick in the draft was only a fluke. That 4th overall pick landed them defensemen Seth Jones who will provide a spark for the Nashville faithful. Led by the offense of Mike Fisher, David Legwand, and newly acquired Viktor Stalberg, the Predators will need balanced scoring and players like Matt Cullen, Paul Gaustad, and Craig Smith contributing often. The only way the Predators will have a chance of making the playoffs is because of their defense which includes Shea Weber, Seth Jones, Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and goaltender Pekka Rinne. Expect the Predators to have another down year until they decide to acquire some offense.

 

How to Play as the Predators:

The Predators struggle on offense but have a wonderful defense and goalie in Pekka Rinne so accept the fact that your games will be low scoring. Be happy with 1-0 and 2-1 victories as high scoring games will be rare while playing with Nashville in NHL 14.

 

Fun Fact:

Section 303 at the Predator’s Bridgetown Arena is colloquially known as “The Cellblock”, where a group of fans refer to themselves as the loudest section in the NHL.

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