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Expansion Draft: Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators:

When James Neal nicknamed himself “James the Real Deal Neal” I doubt he was expecting to be exposed in an expansion draft a few years later. James Neal’s play has declined since his Pittsburgh days when he was elbowing people in the head and scoring 40 goals a year, but the guy can still score. He’s coming off 31 and 23 goal seasons and had 6 in Nashville’s playoff push. If Vegas is bribed to stay away from Neal, look for Austin Watson or Colton Scissons to be the pick. Both are young players who proved they can hold their own and stepped up big time in the playoffs.

Ler’s Pick: James Neal