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Nashville Predators Analysis

What is the deal with Matt Duchene?

Who or what is to blame for the Duchene disappointment in Smashville?

Predators need to rebuild through trading for prospects, not draft picks

A look at what the Nashville Predators must do to set the franchise up once more for success.

How to fix the Predators: a manifesto

It’s time that this franchise embarked in a new direction.

John Hynes was set up to fail, but his excuses are running out

The Predators haven’t done their new head coach any favors, but that doesn’t exempt him from blame.

Special teams play shines a harsh spotlight on Preds’ poor season

The problem runs deeper than just the games where they give up power-play goals in bunches.

Predators’ collapse a long time coming

A look back at the game that first showed cracks in the Predators’ foundation.

Power Outage: Predators’ power play solutions start with helping players

Why is Nashville’s power play one of the league’s worst yet again? It fails to put players in a position to succeed.

Hot Or Not?: Ups and downs from the Predators’ first three weeks

2021 has delivered some hot starts, while others, like Andre 3000, are cooler than being cool.

How the third pairing will help the Predators win this year

When the head coach trusts the third defense pairing, everyone benefits.

How the Dan Hinote hire may be the grit the Preds have been looking for

I had the opportunity to talk to Dan Hinote after he was hired as an assistant coach by the Nashville Predators. Here are my takeaways.

Adapt or Die: Building a Successful Team in the Modern NHL (Part Two)

Why playing youngsters works, how positional fluidity helps, and the role of physicality.

Adapt or Die: Building a Team in the Modern NHL (Part One)

Welcome to the new age, people.

It Sure Feels Like Juuse Saros Has Taken Over the Starting Job

John Hynes won’t say it, but everything about the past two weeks points to Saros as the Predators’ new top goaltender

$24 million reasons the Predators should still be concerned about Shea Weber’s health

He isn’t on the team anymore, but Shea Weber’s future could still impact the Predators salary cap.

Hynes Right to Discipline Star Predators

Forsberg, Duchene, Johansen are all seeing a reduction in ice time.

From Untouchable to Trade Bait: Where the Predators rank ahead of the trade deadline

We’ve got 6 tiers for trade likeliness

Burning the Candle at Both Ends: A Demanding Remaining Schedule Awaits the Predators

Nashville enters the All-Star break with the fewest games played, but the distribution of their remaining games may be cause for concern.

Three Trade Deadline Options the Predators Should Explore

Seller? Buyer? Do nothing?

Can Roman Josi win the Norris Trophy in 2020?

The Preds’ captain is frequently mentioned as a Norris front-runner, so how does his season compare with those of the rest of the contenders?

Tales from the Other Side: A New Jersey Devils perspective on John Hynes

A writer from our SB Nation sister site All About the Jersey answers my questions about John Hynes.

Why the Predators had to move on from Peter Laviolette

Laviolette coached the Predators through the most successful years of the franchise, but it wasn’t working any more.

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: Is Pekka Rinne’s time contributing to the Preds past?

Set aside your snark and sadness. Rinne isn’t ready for the retirement home yet.

The Predators Have an Identity Crisis

As their struggles persist, the Predators continue to lose the traits that defined the franchise for decades.

Analytics Corner: Take Good Shots, Win More Games

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take" Well, actually...

Is Team Defense Letting the Predators Down?

We take a look at what’s actually going wrong for the Predators on the ice this season.

Matt Duchene is not the Predators’ salvation—and that’s not his fault

The Predators have been "just one more forward" away for years.

Analytics Quarter-Season Review, Part 1: Goaltending

As we move closer to the passing of the torch, how are Pekka and Juuse doing? And how do they figure into the team's recent slide?

Special Teams Focus: Shorthanded Aggression

The Preds’ penalty kill numbers are both buoyed and harmed by their aggressive focus.

If Filip Forsberg is injured, Preds could turn to Kyle Turris

Forsberg did not finish playing in Tuesday’s game against the Golden Knights and is a game-time decision for tonight.

What we know about the Predators two games into the season

Two games down, eighty to go.

Should the Predators be playing Kyle Turris at wing?

Turris has been playing on a line across from Viktor Arvidsson and centered by Ryan Johansen as the Preds get ready for the season. Is that the right move?

Visualization: 2018-2019 Predators 5v4 Shot Map Tool

Like one of those Family Circus maps, but we’re following Jeffy being awful on the power play!

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