Last week we looked at why Nashville Predators will succeed next season. Now, it is time to look ahead at the reasons why they will struggle.
Another week, another Friday, which means another edition of the Friday Five. Last week we looked ahead to the season and determined reasons why the Predators will find success. This week will be the opposite. Even the best teams in the NHL struggle at some point, and this week we will look at the top five reasons the Predators will struggle in 2017-18.
The team is primed to win at a high rate, and they are a playoff contender each season. After making it to the Stanley Cup Final last year, there is a fresh confidence around them. Yet, it is a new season, different team. That said, they should win, but this is why they could lose.