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Preds as Comic Book Heroes

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
With so many superhero movies due in theaters this summer, here is a look at how some of your favorite players measure up to the most memorable comic book heroes of all time.

Cody Franson – Mr. Fantastic
Franson is always able to stretch out to make great plays and provide scoring when needed.

Blake Geoffrion – Robin a.k.a Boy Wonder
The hometown boy had shown glimpses of his future potential in his short stint with the
Predators this season.

Shea Weber – Beast
The beard and his style of play say it all.

Jonathon Blum – Silver Surfer
Our California kid is developing into the next big defenseman along the Nashville blue line.

Kevin Klein – Iceman
Compliments the Predators’ top defensive pairing with shutdown play and hard hits.

Martin Erat – The Flash
The veteran forward still had the speed and shiftiness to remain one of the Predators’ top scorers.

David Legwand – Wolverine
The Michigan native’s tenacious defensive play and rugged style explain it all.

Mike Fisher – Archangel
Fisher swooped in and provided the solid veteran presence the Predators needed this postseason.

Nick Spaling – Daredevil
His bold style and solid defensive play have earned him respect throughout the Nashville fan base.

Ryan Suter – Captain America
He represented the Red, White and Blue a season ago at the Olympics in Vancouver; his all-around play has earned him League-wide praise and completes one of the NHL’s top defensive pairs.

Jordin Tootoo – The Thing
While small in stature, he is built like a brick wall and lets nothing get in his way, including goalies.

Jerred Smithson – Ironman
Smithson took the ice in all of Nashville’s games this season and he came to the rescue with the OT winner in a pivotal Game Five in Anaheim.

Steve Sullivan – The Punisher
He battled back from a late season injury to provide a veteran presence and scoring touch.

Patric Hornqvist – Thor
The Scandinavian warrior goes to battle every night in the hard areas and front of the opponent’s net.

Joel Ward – Spawn
Always ready to battle day and night. Ward’s solid play and timely scoring have been evident throughout the playoffs.

Colin Wilson – Gambit
A little sleight of hand with a hockey stick has always been one of Wilson’s strong points.

Shane O’Brien – The Hulk
“You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry!” O’Brien’s physical play has set the tone for a very physical Predators team.

J-P Dumont – Batman
The Dark Knight is always ready to swoop in to provide experience to a young Predators’ lineup.

Sergei Kostitsyn – The Human Torch
The Predators hottest player during the regular season is primed to ignite during the second round.

Pekka Rinne – Stretch Armstrong
He has shown time and time again that he can use his “extendable” extremities to provide highlight reel saves night-after-night.

Anders Lindback – Spiderman
Everything seems to stick to this youngster when he appears from the shadows.

Barry Trotz – Professor X
The architect of so many Predators’ postseason drives – he finally has all of the elements in place to make history.

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