Nashville Predators: Five Things to Watch for During the Preseason

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The JOFA Line

As the Nashville Predators look to follow-up their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance, the JOFA line is going to be a focal point to the club moving forward. The trio of stars on the first line are obviously the leaders on the offensive side of the puck. This is why they are the number one thing to watch for in the preseason.

The JOFA line hasn’t made an appearance yet through two games so far, but it’s not a big deal. I am more so looking to make sure each individual member is performing up to standard. In one game already Viktor Arvidsson has scored a goal off of a nice one-timer. I fully expect the trio to reunite at least once this pre-season.

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The JOFA line has some incredible chemistry already, as evident by their production from last season. However, there is a chance that Nashville will struggle to score goals when the first line is not out there. If this does end up happening the amount of work that Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, and Arvidsson get with other teammates could come back and pay huge dividends later.