The Predators are going to have to work extra hard to keep up with the ever-improving Central Division. The goaltending tandem of Dan Ellis and Pekka Rinne will be facing a lot of rubber this year, which will wear down the keepers over the long haul. Ellis is sure to get the bulk of the starts, but it won't be a superstar-like amount, letting Rinne have his fair share of games as well.
|J-P Dumont||Ryan Suter||Dan Ellis|
|Jason Arnott||Dan Hamhuis||Pekka Rinne|
|Martin Erat||Shea Weber|
|David Legwand||Ville Koistinen|
|Vern Fiddler||Greg de Vries|
|Radek Bonk||Greg Zanon|
|Jordin Tootoo||Kevin Klien|
The Preds are safely within the salary cap safe-zone at $42.1 million against. The inclusion of some new faces like Patric Hornqvist, Ryan Jones and Joel Ward should bring some youthful optimism to the squad. Hornqvist seems to be the best one of the three to consider for sleeper options. If you have already drafted, you may want to keep an eye out for him during the year, if you have some mid-season changes to make.