NHL: Meet Colin Wilson and the Revamped Nashville Predators

September 28th, 2010 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
The Nashville Predators are a team, if not for their not so large following, would be considered a model franchise in the NHL. They have all the bases covered for a solid NHL team:

They draft well, They scout well They are prospect deep at every position They are the most stable organization in the league, having a Coach Barry Trotz and General Manager David Poile at the helm since inception in 1998-99. The Predators operate business usually with one of the lowest team payroll's in the game. This season is no different as they sit 26th in terms of team salary. They get the most out of their players and usually overachieve to make their mark in the standings.

It's been a long journey for the Predators franchise, starting in 1998-99 with their expansion team, struggling to win and to attract a following in Tennessee. Having to battle a budget in the pre-cap era of the NHL, the Predators struggled for years to make their mark in the league.

When the lockout hit after the 2003-04 season, the Predators began to turn the corner and a brighter future was in store for the Predators franchise. Since the lockout and the institution of a salary cap, the ...

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