Nashville Predators: Top 5 Reasons the Predators will Struggle in 2017-18

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Matt Murray
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Matt Murray /
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#2 Overtime Woes

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 11: P.K. Subban
NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 11: P.K. Subban /

One of the biggest ailments for the Nashville Predators last season was their play in games that went to overtime. Out of the 18 overtime games the Predators played in, they lost 12 of them. There were only four teams in the NHL that had more overtime loses last season. Just imagine, if Nashville would have won just half of the 12 overtime games they lost they would have finished third in the division.

While we would all like to see this stat improve next season, the numbers just do not support it. For the past three seasons, Nashville has consistently been near the top of the league in overtime loses. In 2014 they had 10, 2015 they had 14, and last year they had 12. If Nashville can find a way to improve in overtime games, their chances of winning the division will drastically improve. However, for now, I expect this to be one of the struggles the Predators will face in 2017-18.