The Nashville Predators were shutout for the ninth time last night, in a 2-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
There are clearly several glaring issues with the Predators and at the top of the list has to be their forward corps. But with probably only one forward (Patrick Eaves) coming off the books after this season, what changes can the Predators really even make?
Some of the contracts committed to several of the Predators forwards will be pretty tough to get rid of if the team does indeed call for change. Matt Cullen is on an over-35 contract and in line for $3.5 million next season and Viktor Stalberg has three more years left on his deal.
Many of us have dreamed what it would be like to be on the ice during a Predators game, hopefully we didn’t plan on getting there illegally though.
He seemed to have a lot of confidence in the defensive zone, maybe Toronto can put him on the blue line during a game?
The Chicago Blackhawks reminded the league that the St. Louis Blues won’t be able to just waltz to the Stanley Cup this June.
Kane has quietly separated himself from the “party-boy” and “lazy” tags he was given earlier on in his career. This is a big loss for Chicago.
Lots of good analysis in this piece, it’s helpful to remember that one player cannot change the entire fortunes of a franchise. At least not in a team sport.