New Nashville Predators EA SPORTS NHL 16 Ratings

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Nashville Predators James Neal (18) after hitting Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara (33). Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

James Neal is still a top rated Left Wing.

EA SPORTS NHL 16 Nashville Predators Left Wings

Kevin Fiala: 74 (NHL 15: 70)
Well, this is a bit of a surprise.  We weren’t sure which of the youngsters was going to make the team and play on that third line, but EA SPORTS decided it will be Fiala.  I hope they are right, I saw the kid play in the prospect camp and he was electric.

Gabriel Bourque: 81 (NHL 15: 81)
Gabby stayed the same as last year with only three goals.  I hope he doesn’t stay the same for either the team or for his rating for the coming season.

James Neal: 87 (NHL 15: 88)
Neal got nicked one in a downgrade which is probably understandable. He is still the top-rated Preds forward which may not be the case when these ratings come out next year.  There is a young Prince that may soon overtake the King.

Eric Nystrom: 81 (NHL 15: 81)
No change for Nystrom and it remains to be seen what his role will be for this season.  There are a multitude of young forwards chomping at the bit for playing time on this team and we will see how that plays out.

On to Right Wings and the most interesting group of Predators.

Next: Right Wingers Looking Good