Today’s installment of the Forechecker’s Forecast brings us to Radek Bonk, the veteran center who was acquired last summer to be “
a big, experienced center that can play the shut-down defensive role and also fill in in more offensive situations,” as GM David Poile said at the time. Since Bonk did a solid job in that role with the Montreal Canadiens for the first two years following the Great Lockout, there was reason for optimism that 1994’s #3 overall draft pick would be the perfect fit to round out a center position that already boasted Jason Arnott, David Legwand, and Scott Nichol.
In order to tide us all over until training camp opens next month, I thought I’d take a cue from Lowetide and some others by taking an early peek ahead to the 2008-9 season for individual members of the Nashville Predators. Hey, it’s the middle of August, and there’s nothing else to write about, right?