5 years ago

The Predators' Craig Smith is likely to be a focal point of the Nashville offense this season.

Smith burst out of the gates with 25 points in his first 38 games last season before finishing with only 11 over his final 34, but he believes his focus on conditioning will help avoid a similar fate. Coach Barry Trotz is optimistic as well, saying "He's got that extra gear. I think Craig, his second year, you want more from him." Despite not being a highly-drafted player, Smith could lead the Preds in scoring this season.