Nashville Predators: The Top-10 Franchise Players Over Last Decade

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) against the San Jose Sharks in game four of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) against the San Jose Sharks in game four of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Over the past 10 years it’s been a rollercoaster ride for the Nashville Predators featuring a rapid descent towards the bottom after 2018, but now trying to climb back up to postseason relevancy.

It’s easy to forget that this franchise is still a very young one at just 24 years, with the last decade being a time of them enjoying the highest amount of success and the team finally acquiring superstar level talent.

You can argue that pre-2012 the Nashville Predators were a cute story when they made the playoffs as hockey was beginning to grow in the South, but they weren’t perceived as a legitimate threat to go anywhere past the first round. That was until they finally beat the Anaheim Ducks in the 2011 postseason.

In this article I’m going to rank my top-10 players that have thrown on the Nashville Predators sweater since 2012, a year when they knocked out the vaunted Detroit Red Wings in the first round and were finally starting to build some league-wide legitimacy.