(This month, Puck Daddy asked bloggers for every NHL team to tell us The Essentials for their franchises — everything from the defining player and trade, to the indispensable fan traditions. Here is Dirk Hoag of On The Forecheck, giving us The Essentials for the Nashville Predators.)
David Legwand has lived up to his nickname, “the Original Nashville Predator.”
As the team’s first-ever pick in the Entry Draft, his personal progress has mirrored the team’s to a large extent. Chosen immediately after Vincent Lecavalier, he’ll always be dogged by offensive comparisons to the Tampa Bay star, but has nonetheless emerged as the most important forward on a highly competitive team over the last several years.