Predators Power Ranking Roundup: Week 1

Herein lies the return of a feature from last year, in which we gather all the power rankings from around the mainstream media and present them to you in one place. Click on the logos for the full rankings, and expect many more to be added as various media outlets get their seasons underway. 

Outlet This Week Last Week What They're Saying
16 http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png As usual, the offseason was about tweaking judiciously. But Nashville has added some speed and works hard enough to make every night a tough one for opponents.    
13 http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png On paper, this team can't be as good. Not after shedding Dan Hamhuis, Jason Arnott, Dan Ellis and Denis Grebeshkov, among others. But by now, one has to stop doubting GM David Poile and coach Barry Trotz. Few teams draft and develop better. The Predators will challenge for a playoff spot again.    
15 http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png With a rock-solid defense and Pekka Rinne in goal, the Predators won't have any trouble keeping the opposition off the board, but putting the puck in their opponent's net will be a different story. The club also needs to shore up its holes on special teams where the team finished 28th on the PK last year and 24th on the power play.    
24 http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png The Preds are feeling their usual lack of respect. Odds-makers put them 50-to-1 to win the Cup, and finish ahead of only Columbus in the Central Division. Actually, that sound about right.    

Many thanks to Japers' Rink for the improved format.

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