Preds look to bait Sharks

Friday, February 16, 2001 at 1:00am

Fans of the Nashville Predators will get a chance to do some comparison-shopping this weekend.

When the San Jose Sharks visit tonight at 7, defenseman Brad Stuart, the No. 3 selection in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, will take the ice. Sunday afternoon at 5, Vincent

Lecavalier, the top pick in the 1998 draft, will be on display as team captain of the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning. Lecavalier has returned to the ice after being out since Jan. 13 with a fractured left foot. Nashville Predators center, David Legwand, was the No. 2 selection that year and the first draft pick ever made by the franchise.

Stuart comes into the game with five goals and 15 assists (20 points), and Lecavalier has 15 goals and 19 assists (34 points). Legwand

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