These three players aren’t really ranked in a particular order, but my easy first choice to bring up is Filip Forsberg. It’s still amazing that the Predators acquired him in one of the most lopsided trades in recent memory in the NHL. I’m sure the most diehard of Capitals fans still have nightmares over this trade.
Forsberg is that one player on the Predators that is right on the cusp of becoming one of the top elite scorers in the NHL. He likely hasn’t hit his peak yet, and watching him skate with the puck and make his moves toward the net are a beauty to watch.
What sometimes gets overlooked by fans who don’t follow the Predators is he’s not afraid to get physical. He’s not going to get pushed around and he carries this swagger with him that I absolutely love to watch. He’s an igniter of the Predators on so many occasions.
Forsberg is tied for the lead in goals right now for the Predators with ten despite playing fewer games than all of the regular starters on the roster. You can always count on him to bring it every game. Best part is that the Predators have him under contract for another two years before they’ll have to really decide how much money they want to pony up to keep him.
I’m thankful for Forsberg’s consistent scoring, his potential ceiling that he may not have even hit yet, his on-ice swagger and that he’s under contract for two more seasons after this season.