Nashville Predators First Quarter Grades

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Nov 25, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres with center Mike Fisher (12) and center Colin Wilson (33) during the second period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Nashville Predators grades for the first quarter of their 2015 season are below.

The Preds are 12-6-3 with 27 points in their first 21 games and sit in third place in the Central Division. They are also seventh overall in the league and shows just how tough the Central is.  With a win over the the Buffalo Sabres  in their last game they moved from the final Wild Card spot to third place.

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There have certainly been some highs and some lows with the team and with the individual players as well. Some of that is to be expected but we seem to have received scoring from some places we didn’t expect and are still waiting from places we did.

We are going to take a look at the Preds roster and how they have done so far this season.  It is an inexact science at best.  It is not all about stats and goals.  It is about what was expected and how those expectations were filled or weren’t.  It is more of an essay test than a true false.  Sorry, we know how you all hated those essay tests!

Without any more crazy school correlations, we move on to the grades:

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