Predators ‘Forsberg & Josi Chasing Down Franchise Records

Single player, edited by Nashville Predators in the second round of the 2008 Draft NHL Input and another, acquired through commercial shortly after being drafted by Washington, D.C. in the 2012 Draft. Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg may have joined the team through different methods, but one thing they share is their importance and dedication to the club. As Josi crosses the 700-game mark this season, and with Forsberg surpasses the 500-game mark, both are heading towards some very important milestones – a record of goals, assists and transfer points. permission.

Former Predator captain and longtime serving captain David Legwand holds all three statistical categories to date. While he didn’t complete his career at Nashville, his 14 seasons with the team have allowed him to amass 210 goals and 356 assists for 566 points in the yellows and navys. army and white. Martin Erat, who was involved in the aforementioned Forsberg purchase, remains second in the table in terms of franchise scores, while the likes of Shea Weber, Craig Smith, Viktor Arvidsson and Kimmo Timonen appear on the scoring list. and construct.

How can one or both reach the top? It could come as soon as this season or next, the pending contract situation and the general health of both players.

Filip Forsberg – Goal scorer for the Swedes

In April 2013, the Capitals were on the hunt for another hit to a sixth straight playoff run. They finished first in their first division in four of the last five seasons prior to the 2012-13 campaign, second in the other, but were never able to make it past the second round. While they finished at the top again that season, the management felt the need for some more firepower up front, and that’s when they made the decision. to the recently drafted Forsberg to Nashville for Erat and the young track and field athlete Michael Latta. The trade, at the time, was considered a serious failure in favor of Nashville, giving them a welcome prospect with top potential. Nearly 10 years later, Forsberg has achieved it, while both Erat and Latta have been out of the NHL for many seasons.

Filip Forsberg (Andy Martin Jr.)

It wasn’t until the 2014-15 season that Forsberg became a regular NHL player, but an additional condition with the Milwaukee Admirals, the Predators’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, paid dividends to both players. and team. Forsberg, then 20 years old, produced staggering numbers in an 82-game season, scoring 26 goals and 37 assists for 63 points. His efforts have earned him a NHL All-Star Game Appears, and he was also named to the All-Rookie Team. In each of the next five seasons, Forsberg scored no less than 20 goals while scoring 64 points in those two seasons.

This season, Forsberg has rotated around one point per game since his return from injury at the end of November. He has 16 points in 17 games this season, coming in at a rate of 0.94 points per game, or the equivalent. with 77 points in an 82-game season. What’s impressive is that only 4 of his points this season have been power play, with the rest being 5 vs 5. One statistic that can be unsustainable, and understandably so, is the shot ratio of 21, his 2%. His 11 goals have come from just 52 shots this season, and he’s averaging 3.1 shots per game so far, so that’s almost one in every five. may not last for an entire season.

However, his scoring performance this season has kept Forsberg from scoring 32 goals, surpassing Legwand’s 210 goals in his career with Nashville. At that rate, Forsberg will finish with 43 goals for the year, eclipsing his personal best 33 of the 2015-16 season. If that happens, he will become the top scorer in the history of the Nashville franchise. Considering this would take just under 600 Forsberg games to complete compared to Legwand’s 956 games played, this would be a huge feat. One thing that remains uncertain is his contract situation after this season. Forsberg is set to become an unrestricted freelance agent and will get a raise from his current $6 million price tag. If general manager David Poile can entice the Swedish forward back, it will be a guarantee for Forsberg to become the franchise leader in goals.

Roman Josi – Nashville Player of the Year?

In a perfect world, Josi would finish this season and the next six as a member of the Predators. If Nashville can continue as a contender that term, it’s all but guaranteed that he’ll become the all-time leader in games played, assists and points scored. The Swiss-born defender has been a contributing and game-changer for the club for 11 seasons, and at 31, he shows no signs of giving up anytime soon. In fact, this season could be even bigger and better for Josi than last season.

Roman Josi
Nashville Predators defender Roman Josi is congratulated from the bench. (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)

So far, Josi is currently playing 250 games unknown to Legwand and his 956. To get past him, it is necessary to first get healthy and continue living under his current contract that only pays him over $9 million per season. If all the stars match, Josi will become the player to play the most games for Nashville in the 2024-25 season.

Averaging 25:06 kick time this season, Josi is also putting himself in a good position to lead and assist for them, while also posing a challenge for Forsberg for placement. All-time leader in scoring ability. His 2021-22 campaign starts with a bang, scoring 25 points in 26 games and equaling his tally last season in eight of 22 fewer games. His strong start catapulted him into early Norris Trophy discussions, as Josi had a 0.92 point-per-game pace. This would end him in his second stellar season in earnest, just short of his 0.94 pace two seasons ago – the very year he caught his first Norris.

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With 345 assists in his career, this leaves Josi with 12 assists that can’t be surpassed by Legwand and his 356. Having played in less than 250 games and also as a defender, this kind of achievement has gone unnoticed by the team and fan base. It’s only a matter of time before he secures the top spot in the assists category and the total will follow shortly. Perhaps not this season, and likely also not next, without a massive offensive blast, but Josi is just 96 points behind to get there and cement his legacy as The greatest Nashville Predator ever played for the franchise.

Whenever, however, the fresh perspective of these situations is that Forsberg is just 27 and Josi 31. Their careers are far from over, leaving them with countless seasons not only surpassing their illustrious careers. Legwand, but also created a huge gap between them. and the future of this organization. We may never see another striker like Forsberg or a defender like Josi again in Nashville. Their careers will be part of the Predators’ history for decades, and the end may be undisputed. If only it could be combined with a Stanley Cup parade down the line, their numbers could one day sit atop the rafters alongside that prestigious banner.

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Subhankar Mondal

Subhankar Mondal is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Subhankar Mondal joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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