Nashville Predators Key Stat Leaders: Forsberg Charges Offense, McDonagh's Defense

Over a quarter of the way through 2023-24, here's an update on Preds Stat Leaders

Nov 28, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) celebrates
Nov 28, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) celebrates / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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Nov 20, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA;  Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) skates
Nov 20, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) skates / Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive point shares: Filip Forsberg

Incase you are not familiar, this stat is an estimate of the number of points contributed by a player due to his offense, and Forsberg is the leader with 2.8. Once again, with how offensively prolific he has been this season, it is not a surprise that he is leading this category.

Next on the list is O'Reilly with an OPS of 1.8, Josi's is 1.7, and Novak's is next with 1.0.

As has been a theme throughout this article, it is a little surprising that O'Reilly is not higher on the list, but that likely has to do with the fact that his assist totals have not been higher, which too is surprising.

Josi's OPS is fairly expected, and Novak's might be higher if he was not injured, but once again, since he has so little experience and half of his total points are on the powerplay, I was never expecting him to catch Forsberg or O'Reilly.

Now one player's OPS that might jump out as quite surprising is Nyquist's, whose is only 0.8. It seems a bit contradictory at first glance since he has been a decent part of this team's offense so far, but a closer look shows you why that might be.

The overwhelming majority of his contributions have been on assists, as 15 of his 18 points are helpers, and two of his three goals are on the powerply. The eye test also tells you that despite his base numbers, he has not been anywhere near as offensively prolific as Forsberg and O'Reilly, for example.

While there are a few slight surprises with how this category is panning out, there are no huge ones either.