Nashville Predators 2014-15 Season Preview

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Mar 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (18) skates after the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


IN – James Neal, Olli Jokinen, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy, Anton Volchenkov

OUT- Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling Michael Del Zotto, Patrick Eaves

The Predators were desperately thin up the middle in the past, with Mike Fisher and not much else.  They brought in a finisher on the wing at the draft in trading for Neal, but the questions about who would set him up were addressed in free agency.  Not to say that any of Ribeiro, Roy or Jokinen will be an all-star, but they are veteran centres who will give the Predators a lot of options when putting their lineup together.