Strong Start for Rinaldo
With the hype of Eeli Tolvanen fading to start the year, and Gaudreau not getting consistent ice time, I think who will have a bigger impact will come down to either Ryan Hartman or Zac Rinaldo. I’m going with the latter. Sure it’s only been two games, but Rinaldo leads the team in on-ice CorsiFor %. And that’s only in 15 minutes of playing time.
So far he is taking advantage of his shifts. Only eight Nashville Predators have a High Danger Chance to their name, and one of them is Zac Rinaldo. His three shots on goal are the same as Ryan Johansen and more than Viktor Arvidsson. His eight hits are 6th in the league.
We all know he is an aggressive player, so I believe if he can keep his temper in check and keep pitching in like he has so far, he will have a strong impact for the Nashville Predators.