Young defense continues to improve

Using the newly debuted projection system of Puck Prospectus, VUKOTA, Insider takes the temperature of players on every NHL team, concluding the Central Division on Saturday with the Nashville Predators.

Summer Skate -- Nashville Predators

The Predators, a team that was good on the defensive side of the puck last year with a plus-4.7 defensive GVT, are littered with blue-line talent. Shea Weber and Ryan Suter are in the NHL, and Puck Prospectus favorite Ryan Ellis is on the way to Nashville very soon. Time will tell if the team's offensive game will come together for a postseason berth in 2009-10, but time is not on the side of one veteran forward.

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