The Nashville Predators have been a defensive style club forever. It seems that head coach Barry Trotz loves his defense. The only problem is the Predators need to find some offense if they want to make it into the playoffs this year.
Having a potential all star 1st pairing on the blue line, and a potential star between the pipes will only get you so far. It wont matter if the Predators only give up 2-3 goals a game if they can’t find the back of the net. Last year the Predators scored 111 goals, and allowed 139. You will not make the playoffs with a -28 goal differential.
After looking at the new Central Division the Predators can not afford to sit back and hope to just get by on a few timely goals. It is time for a fundamental change. It is time for the Nashville Predators to be Predators and go after the opposing team. Defense may win you championships, but offense gets you to the playoffs. In today’s NHL a team needs to have two games; the regular season game, and the playoff game.
There is a real chance of making the playoffs next season, but only if the Predators finally find the balance between solid defense and strong offense. If you find it you will win!