James Neal RW NAS 1 Month

Neal tallied his ninth goal of the campaign in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Jets.

The 27-year-old is in the middle of a four-game point streak and has produced a plus-6 rating during that time. He's meshed well with Mike Ribeiro and emerging star Filip Forsberg on the Preds' top line and could be in store for a 70-point season if he's able to stay healthy.

James Neal RW NAS 2 Months

Neal bagged his eighth goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Blues.

Neal really has been the real deal in Nashville, posting 11 points through his first 14 games. The top-line winger has recorded a plus-6 rating over his last five games and is on pace to score 46 goals with Nashville. The former Penguin is a big reason why the Predators have been one of the league's best surprises thus far.

James Neal RW NAS 2 Months

Neal assisted on both of Filip Forsberg's two goals in Sunday's win over Vancouver.

The Predators new top line of Neal, Mike Ribeiro, and Forsberg was great Sunday, helping the team to their seventh win of the season. Although Neal has seven goals on the year, Sunday's game marked the first time this season Neal had been credited with an assist. The former Penguin is doing great in Nashville after many thought his production would dip with the loss of Evgeni Malkin as his center.

James Neal RW NAS 2 Months

Neal scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

The former Penguin and Star also fired seven shots on goal, tying his season high. Although he's yet to record an assist through 10 games, Neal has found the back of the net seven times so far, dispelling the notion that he'd suffer a significant decline in production without the help of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The 27-year-old still has a lethal release and one of the best shots in the league on what's looking like a much-improved Predators offense, so go ahead and roll him out there each time he takes the ice.

James Neal RW NAS 2 Months

Neal turned in an unusual natural hat trick Thursday, scoring one goal in each period of a 3-2 win over Chicago.

Neal started out slow this year, failing to register a point in his first three games in a Nashville sweater, but has now ripped off five goals in his last four contests. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him keep it going in a grudge match with his old Pittsburgh mates on Saturday.

James Neal RW NAS 2 Months

Neal scored his first point with the Predators on Friday versus the Jets, notching a third-period goal.

Neal has had difficulty adjusting to life without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, going scoreless in his other three games with the Predators to go along with a minus-2 rating for the season. Neal should establish better continuity with Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg as he logs more games, but the chances of him reemerging as a point-per-game scorer this season seem slim.

James Neal RW NAS 3 Months

Neal saw 17:04 of ice time during Monday's 3-0 preseason loss to Columbus, including a whopping 6:31 on the power play.

Neal continues to be used exclusively on a line with Mike Ribeiro and rookie Filip Forsberg, a trio that projects as the Preds' No. 1 line once the regular season begins next week. He should go in the early to middle rounds of most standard fantasy drafts.

James Neal RW NAS 6 Months

James Neal sees the Predators as his opportunity for a fresh start.

"Your emotion gets the better of you," said Neal. There were things that have happened in my game that you regret. I have to change and be better for it. I've changed as a player, I've grown as a player. I'm still young, I have a very long way to go. Mistakes happen and I'm going to be better for it and move forward and not let that stuff happen again." He has some character issues and the tendency to run around on the ice, looking for trouble when things aren't going his way. If he can take that aspect out of his game then he will be better for it. Neal has an excellent release and one-timer, which he used to score 40 goals in 2011-12. He has surpassed the 20-goal mark in each of his six NHL seasons.

James Neal RW NAS 6 Months

The Nashville Predators are hoping that acquiring James Neal will make top-end forwards more interested in signing with them.

Predators GM David Poile confirmed that he's still in the market for skilled forwards. If nothing else, a guy like Paul Stastny, who is projected to enter the unrestricted free agent market, will know that they'll have a great linemate to work with in Nashville.

James Neal RW NAS 6 Months

Now that they have acquired a top left winger in James Neal, the Predators may be in the market for a top-line center to pair with him.

Nashville is said to be looking at the Sens' Jason Spezza, However, Spezza would have to waive his no-trade clause to Nashville to make a deal work. The Preds could also puruse UFA Paul Stastny if he does re-sign with the Avalanche. If Nashville doesn't get a top pivot, look for Mike Fisher or rookie Calle Jarnkrok to play alongside Neal this upcoming season.