The name of the game is scoring……oh, wait. I just said that.
Every team the wins the Stanley Cup has one player they can count on to score. A superstar, if you will. Pittsburgh had some Sidney guy, and the team from Chicago was led by Toews.
They also had something else: four players with 20 or more goals on the season. Fun fact, the Predators only had three 20+ goal scorers last year.
As things stand now, the Predators have five players with 10 or more goals. I do not doubt Forsberg will attain 20 goals. As will Craig Smith and Arvidsson. The only question is who the fourth will be.
My guess is Fiala. Though 20 goals are not out of reach of Jarnkrok or Subban. The Predators will need to find another player on which to rely on for a goal. Fiala’s speed and tenacity can propel him to be the player the team requires. Should Fiala, or someone else, reach that level, the Predators will be set to win the Cup.