Nashville Predators: Worst-case scenarios for the Predators

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Failing second line

This. This right here. The greatest hidden concern of Smashville is the second line failing. The losses of Neal and Colin Wilson, plus the retirement of Mike Fisher, has fans waiting to say “I told you so.” And all of them are on Twitter.

The fact is no unit in the NHL has more questions about them than the Nashville Predators second line. Nick Bonino is pencilled in as the center for the line, being flanked by Craig Smith and….

Well, that we don’t know. Maybe it is Fiala. Or Pontus Aberg. Could be Scott Hartnell.

Regardless, the number in the minds of Predators’ fans is 118. The total amount of points obtained by the common second line players of 2016-17. Should the combination of players not meet that standard, stay off of Twitter.