Arvy ready to explode
Both Neal and Wilson’s scoring has to be replaced. Viktor Arvidsson first jumps to my mind as someone ready to explode in terms of goal output.
Arvidsson’s speed and ability to create scoring chances on his own continues to get better. He’s coming off of a 31-goal season, shattering his career high. That total has him tied on the team as the leading goal scorer.
More pressure will be on Arvidsson to create even more scoring chances, and with that more goals. He has all of the tools to do just that. To be quite frank, he doesn’t have the option of regressing in this department. The Nashville Predators will need his offensive firepower to keep them alive in the hunt for another Western Conference Finals appearance. He finishes slightly ahead of last season’s total with 34 goals.