The Nashville Predators have three of the NHL’s best defensemen just right now. Let’s take a look at the top defenseman in team history.
The Nashville Predators have struggled in the past with their defensive core, but there has also been some elite level of play at the position in recent times. The current roster contains three of the best in the league.
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Retirement claimed Dan Hamhuis, while mediocrity claimed Yannick Weber and Korbinian Holzer. That’s the current state of affairs for a defensive core that’s not as strong as it once was.
It will be exciting to see how well the defense does next season after making a push during free agency to acquire tougher defensemen to shore up the third pairing.
Signing these two defensemen may turn out to be bad news for Alexandre Carrier and Jarred Tinordi as the early indication was that they would be the third pair next season. However, I can’t see them taking those spots from Borowiecki and Benning.
Who knows? We may even see Borowiecki and Benning show up on another top-five list in the future.
For now, we can take a look at the top-five defensemen in Predators’ history.