poor Nashville Predators. unless they have access to a time travel machine of some sort, it looks as if the Preds replaced one of the best defensemen in the league with the shell of whom once was considered that.
former San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames blueliner Scott Hannan signs with the Nashville Predators as a free agent. ive always liked Hannan. he sure pissed me off on many occasions before the Avs acquired him, but thats kinda what i liked about him. fun to watch / loved to hate. he played his role OK in his days here in Colorado, though his most spectacular days were obviously left behind in the Shark Tank before he ever donned the Snowy A.
i think he can help Nashville, a club whose star players not named Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne, Patric Hornqvist, Martin Erat, and to a lesser extent (yet very overrated) Mike Fisher have all left in search of greener pastures and EXTRAVAGINOURMOUS contracts with such clubs that will go unnamed like the Minnesota Wild. it will be interesting to see if Scotty can return to form for a club in dire need of a guy like he used to be, and Ryan Suter was for them. Weber and Pekker cant make the playoffs on their own. (yes, Pekker was spelled that way on purpose, and dare i suggest the nicknames section be added to?)
afterall, 33 isnt crazy old. many would say those early thirties are the prime years of a skilled defensemen's career. i gotta say good signing in Tennessee, and good luck Hannan.