Forsberg will push the NHL Leaderboard
Of course the first goal scorer to come to mind for the Predators is Filip Forsberg. We’re all patiently waiting for him to be near the top of the NHL leaderboard in this department. There’s finally a dynamic scorer for the Predators that can actually be among the league’s best.
Forsberg surprisingly took a slight step back in goals last season with 31, falling two short of his 33 in 2015-16. He was just saving his energy for putting up nine postseason goals in 22 games.
The Nashville Predators need Forsberg’s scoring to push them over the hump and get them past a team like Pittsburgh that’s loaded with so many weapons. As far as the regular season goes, he’s not going to slow down. He’s just getting started and the best is yet to come. This is the year he can get 40 goals, which would be a first in franchise history. I want to say he gets there, but he comes up shy at 38 goals. However, he will reach that historical plateau eventually.