The Nashville Predators announced who will be the captains of the team this year, with really only one alternate needing to be decided. Is anyone surprised they gave the second ‘A’ to James Neal? Mike Fisher, though injured, will remain the first alternate captain, with Roman Josi wearing it while rotating through different players until Fisher returns. Though his first year with the Preds, Neal stepped naturally into a leadership role within the team, which makes me a prime candidate for the ‘A’.
The Predators open their season tonight at 7PM against David Legwand and the Ottawa Senators.