Nashville Predators: Five Takeaways from Five Preseason Games

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the second period of the NHL preseason game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning on September 22, 2018, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the second period of the NHL preseason game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning on September 22, 2018, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Forsberg ready to erupt

It’s hard to get more excited about a player than Filip Forsberg. His development is uplifting to see as a fan. He’s rounding out into an all-around player. We’ve always known about his puck handling and scoring ability. Now he’s becoming more physical and setting other players set up for scoring opportunities.

We’re even seeing mild chatter about Forsberg being an outside shot for MVP. I love the chances of him setting new career highs in all of the major categories this season. His confidence is blooming and he’s ready to be the main catalyst of this team in their quest to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.

Forsberg has looked focused and ready to go this preseason. His hat trick in the second preseason game against Florida was fun to see. He has plenty more hat tricks in his near future. He’s building more chemistry with Viktor Arvidsson and Ryan Johansen on the top line. These three have looked great this preseason and will obviously be the driving force of the offense. They’re in for another successful season for the Predators.