Nashville Predators: Naming the Next Captain

May 5, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) against the San Jose Sharks in game four of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) against the San Jose Sharks in game four of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18).  Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

James Neal

Neal was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the summer of 2014 to bring some offensive firepower to the Predators. Since arriving, Neal has produced just shy of 100 points, which includes 54 goals and 41 assists. In addition, Neal is a +39 over the course of two seasons so when he is on the ice, the team seems to score.

When you want an offensive player to be captain, you want them to score and score a lot. Check. You also want them to be a leader on the ice, and Neal has shown he can do that as he serves as alternate captain. Check. Neal also has some attitude and flair that comes with his game which the fans like to see.

Neal has shown time and time again that he is the real deal. Enough to be the captain?

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