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Thursday's Predlines Headlines: Improving the Game


This week, the NHL’s general managers have been suggesting and debating possible improvements to the game.

Although no game-shattering rules were suggested (predominately extended video review and overtime rules were discussed) that doesn’t mean there still isn’t the possibility for the NHL to improve.

Puck Daddy has a few wild suggestions to throw out there.

Losing a power play because you give up a shorthanded goal feels a little extreme, but not allowing a team on the penalty kill to ice the puck would be a nice place to start. 

The Predators traveled to Chicago yesterday and practiced at the Johnny’s ice house this morning.

The team’s site also give some updates on Nashville’s nearly finished three-game road trip on which they are 2-0. 

Craig Smith’s bounce-back season continues to be one of the most impressive story lines of the season. The forward has 20 goals this year after registering only four in his prior campaign. 

Finally, we’ve asked if the Predators are beginning to take more of an offensive approach to their system after the two main deals they’ve done on the last couple NHL trade deadline days.

Josh Cooper gives a similar but different perspective on how Nashville’s general manager David Poile might slowly be re-tooling his team’s approach.

For whatever reason, it’s been tough for Nashville to consistently develop offensively talented players on their own, so trading for them might be the way to go. 

 

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