Nashville Predators: December may have Predators saying ‘Merry Smithmas’

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 18: Craig Smith /
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After scoring his ninth goal of the season against Vancouver, Craig Smith reveals his value to the Nashville Predators and foreshadows a fantastic month of December.

Ah. December. The lights are hung, the gifts are wrapped. There is a feeling of excitement in the air. Candy canes and stockings adorn living rooms, questionable fruitcakes are made. Everything just seems better.

Why, even Bridgestone arena has some lights. That red one behind the goal is the most brilliant of them all. And when Craig Smith lights it up, all the children know that Smithsmas has arrived!

The hottest of all Predators attractions lately, Craig smith has played outstanding in the month of November, scoring six goals and potting four assists. Additionally, Smith has arrived at his nine goals faster than any other year of his career. He looks on pace to score a career high this season.

As the season now begins to push into December, Craig Smith remains hot. With his production picking up after the acquisition of Kyle Turris, Smith will be a forward to watch this month. Here are three reasons why Nashville will be saying Merry Smithsmas this December.