Nashville Predators Offseason: Quirky Thanksgiving Edition

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 4: Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on December 4, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 4: Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on December 4, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Colton Sissons #10 of the Nashville Predators(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Colton Sissons #10 of the Nashville Predators(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The dish that’s just there

Corn: what nutritional value does it add? Not much. What does it take away from the meal? I would argue nothing. Corn is just there. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t outright dislike corn, but at the same time, I’ve never met a single soul who, when asked what they were looking forward to most about the Thanksgiving meal, says “I can’t wait to dig in to the corn.” It won’t make or break the meal, and in the same sense, Colton Sissons won’t make or break the team. He’s not leading the Predators in jersey sales, but everyone knows he’s on the team, ya know?

Is he a nice piece to have? Sure. He can hold it down on the third line, sometimes maybe the second line. We just shouldn’t expect Sissons to be more than what he is. He isn’t going to be a game changer. That doesn’t mean he can’t be appreciated. Still, when you go back for seconds, nobody is fighting over the corn. That would likely be the same if, perhaps in the upcoming expansion draft, Sissons were left unprotected. Would we notice he’s no longer on the team? Of course. Would we REALLY miss him though? That can be left up for debate. Ever team has a corn-guy, and Sissons is ours.