There are posts litterally on a daily basis about losing the players above, and the goal scoring that they have achieved since they left. Having watched all 3 players here, and in their new homes I have always believed that there is only one of them I really wish we still had (Pevs), but that was opinion not fact. These players are also brought up as "proof" that the Predators and Trotzie can't coach offensive talent. Again, I never believed this, but that was opinion as well....so today I seached for some facts. The analysis below looks at 5 "Leavers", the 3 players mentioned above, as well as Scott Nichol, and Vern Fiddler who left about the same time. These 5 players have played 706 games in Nashville, and 870 somewhere else. There goal production did increase from 0.14 gpg, to 0.15 gpg, and their points from 0.27ppg to 0.36 ppg....but lets look at a comparable group of 'Comers". Joel Ward, Marcel Goc, Sergei Kostitsyn, and Steve Sullivan have similar game totals: 737 game s with the Preds. and 1104 somewhere else, but look at their production change: from .20 gpg to .23 gpg, and .49 ppg to .64 ppg. The comparison show that the comers have improved more than the leavers! I am not trying to say we don't need more scorers, or that we aren't a defensive team...I simply wanted a factual comparison to give the haters something to think about. 2 hours to puck drop, go Preds!