On an aging team where the changing of the guard seems as inevitable as the changing of gonch, talk has seemed centred not around captain Jarome, but around the young Swiss right-winger, Sven Baertschi.
It seems that young Sven can’t go to the bathroom without some “analyst” critiquing him. Was it the right bathroom? Is that the bathroom that is best for him? Is it too early for him to go to THAT bathroom?
Since the trade of Mike Richards, it has largely been assumed that Claude Giroux’s job next season is going to be to fill the void left by the former captain. In order to accurately assess this statement one needs to analyze both players and look deeper than just the normal statistical categories of goals, assists, and points. By analyzing the context of each players scoring last season it will become more clear as to whether or not it will be up to Giroux to replace Richards.
Predators had a fairly calm draft compared to other teams, while others were making huge trades to either better their team or to dump salary, the Predators remained the same. The Predators had 7 picks this year and as well unveiled their new jerseys and logo.
Their first pick of the draft was at number #38 which was given to them in the Arnott trade, and they selected the first goalie Magnus Hellberg. The odd part is that he was not rated as the top goalie prospect, but was in the top 5. He was taken as the Preds saw similarities between him and Lindback and Rinne, which bolds well for the team.