They say you’re only as good as your last game. If that’s true, the Nashville Predators do not look very good. The last time we saw them they were fist-bumping the Arizona Coyotes in the bubble after being eliminated from the best-of-five, Stanley Cup qualifying series.
That’s not how the Predators want to be remembered. Ask any member of the organization and they’ll more than likely tell you that the performance was not indicative of who they are as a team. Nevertheless, the result is the result and since that Game 4 loss, the Predators have set their sights on next season, whenever that is.
The Predators have been trending in the wrong direction ever since their 2017 Stanley Cup Final appearance. They’ll need a much-improved season if they want to be considered as serious contenders again.
To get back on track they may need to hit a few of these bold, but attainable predictions.
Remember these are bold predictions. Some of them may cause raised eyebrows. But it’s kind of like planning what you would do if you won the lottery. Sometimes it’s fun to imagine the Predators having record-breaking years, even if they are only franchise records.
So, let’s get to it.
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