Big boost for the Preds? 

February, 18, 2013
2/18/13
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The Nashville Predators have been on a nice run of late, going 6-1-2 in their last nine to jump into the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference standings. That run has been built almost exclusively on strong goaltending and solid defensive play though. And now it appears Barry Trotz will have one of his top offensive weapons to work with very soon.