Nashville Predators: The Five Predators you meet at Thanksgiving Dinner

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The non-supervised little kid

Kids are great. They are fun, lively, and full of life. But, there is one kid that runs around, screaming and making a ruckus. The adults look around searching for the kid’s parents. One minute, the kid is in the kitchen licking a dessert spoon. The next, they are spinning around on the floor in front of the television. Then they start a military style operation with a fully loaded Nerf gun, stalking the old cat.

For the Predators, this kid is Craig Smith. He is everywhere.

You have seen it this year. Smith’s speed allows him to press the opponent one moment then push the puck to the net the next. So far, he leads the team in takeaways. His energy and play provide a refreshing presence on the Predators second line.

Now slotted with Kyle Turris and Kevin Fiala, Smith’s abilities are highlighted. In five games, the trio have a CorsiFor of 51.92, and tallied four goals combined. And, opponents only have one goal against the new Predators’ second line. Could it be better than last year’s line?