Nashville Predators Analysis
David Poile is preparing Nashville Predators fans for a quiet Trade Deadline by saying that the return of Pekka Rinne is the best addition the team could hope for, and they're already playing the best they have all season. Is he just blowing smoke?
Michael Del Zotto brings a different skill set to the Nashville defense, and his presence may also foster the development of younger blueliners who were stuck behind Kevin Klein on the Predators' depth chart.
Now that a quarter of the NHL season is complete, we have a decent idea how teams are shaping up - and no, their Win/Loss record doesn't tell that story completely. Which teams have a legitimate shot at hoisting a Central Division banner next fall?
Ever since the Predators drafted Seth Jones 4th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, fans and analysts alike have been clamoring for him to play on the left side of Shea Weber. This is a glorious hypothetical, but let's talk about why it's a bad idea.
Mikhail Grabovski has been one of Toronto's top forwards for the last few years, but had a disappointing season under new head coach Randy Carlyle. Should the Predators claim him off the waiver wire?
With all due to respect to Vinny Lecavalier, Nathan Horton, Danny Briere and other free agents this summer, the biggest difference-maker that the Nashville Predators should pursue is on the trade market: Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin.