Nashville Predators: If the Predators don’t win a Stanley Cup, don’t blame the roster

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Nashville Predators have a dominant hockey team with expectations of another trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. If they do not make it back, who will be to blame?

The Nashville Predators have put together quite the roster. This is all thanks to the “Wizard,” GM David Poile. You can call him GMDP for short. That seems to be what our fellow media friends refer to him as. Poile has had another masterful offseason. This has become quite a habit for the “magical” GM. This past summer, GMDP managed to sign every single Nashville Predators free agent he wanted. He also went out and signed a couple of plug-and-play skaters in Nick Bonino and Scott Hartnell. Some Predators fans might be excited about signing Alexei Emelin. To those fans, I submit Exhibit A.

Tack on the past few seasons worth of moves, along with a few good drafts, and you have a playoff-ready team.

With virtually the same roster as last season, plus the additions of Bonino and Hartnell, the Predators are poised to make it back to the promised land. If they don’t, it won’t be a product of the roster. Nashville Predators fans will be forced to direct their pointer fingers (or pinkies for those Lord Baelish fans) at Head Coach Peter Laviolette.