Nashville Predators: What To Expect This Season From The Defense

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 Roman Josi

A couple more special years from Roman Josi and he’ll supplant Shea Weber as arguably the best player in franchise history. I think that highly of him, and it is likely he’ll go into the 2017-18 season as the new captain. Of course, you can read between the lines as Josi did the honors of putting the sword into the field for the Tennessee Titans’ season-opening game:

Josi makes absolute sense as he’s approaching a decade with the Nashville Predators organization. Especially when you consider his leadership off the ice. Whether he’s the next captain or not, Josi is in for another big season. His offense will continue as he’s relied on more by the Nashville Predators.

Expect Josi to be in the conversation for the James Norris trophy for best defensive player. He will set a new career high in goals around 20, and play a huge role in lifting the offense.