Nashville Predators: Predators November Awards

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Biggest Question Mark: Backup Goalie

We’ve been here before as Nashville Predators fans. As well as Pekka Rinne is doing this season, there’s always the question of what happens when he doesn’t play. It isn’t often, and it seems like he’s playing even more often this season than most. The thing is that Pekka pretty much has to play because of lack of other options.

People thought Juuse Saros was the answer. Maybe he will be. Right now, Saros is going through a horrendous slump. Coach Peter Laviolette won’t throw him under the bus because that wouldn’t help things, but Saros can’t win games no matter where he plays right now. He went down to Milwaukee for a couple of games and got torched by AHL teams. He’s off his game right now & not showing the form that had people thinking about trading Pekka last season.

Anders Lindback may get his chance to play in Nashville at some point, if Rinne ever feels like taking a day off. Lindback leads the AHL with 11 wins this season and has at least earned a start. Pekka can’t play every game, and the Predators can’t forfeit games he doesn’t play. Something has to give.

Best Off-Ice Story: Lyndsay Rowley helps Hockey Fight Cancer

November was all about #HockeyFightsCancer. Of course there were various mustaches grown in honor of No-Shave November. Nashville Predators broadcaster Lyndsay Rowley took it up a notch by donating some of her hair to Children With Hair Loss. CWHL provides wigs to children that lose their hair during treatment for medical issues.

Lyndsay has become a fan favorite in Nashville due to her professionalism & performance on camera, and it’s no surprise that she does whatever she can to help others. The Predators are lucky to have her as part of their broadcast crew.