With the NHL schedule set to resume very soon – now is the time for moving and shaking to take place. For the Nashville Predators it starts with the recall of Simon Moser this afternoon.
This will be Moser’s second stint with the Predators in the NHL. He was recalled just prior to his time with Team Switzerland in the Olympics. With the Preds he played in 3 games and was able to record his first career NHL point, an assist, against the Anaheim Ducks.
With the Admirals this season he has suited up for 42 games, produced 25 points (8 goals, 17 assists), has a plus/minus of +1, and 8 penalty minutes. He is among only three other forwards on the team to have a positive plus/minus: Zach Budish (+5), Joonas Rask (+5), and Filip Forsberg (+2).
As I made mention after Team Switzerland’s defeat in the Olympics – I feel Moser’s next big step is to continue the form that he displayed in the Olympics against top level talent. He was really fun to watch play on both sides of the puck in Sochi. I believe his work rate for the Swiss was highly deserving of this recall. Now it’s just on him to continue delivering at the NHL level.
Thoughts on the move? Should Nashville have considered a different winger or was Moser the obvious choice? Should we expect to not see Moser for awhile?