Win the Central Division
It’s hard to fathom that the Nashville Predators have never won a division title. The Predators came up five points short of the Blues in the 2014-15 season of winning their first division crown.
Winning the division doesn’t win Stanley Cups, but it makes the path a lot easier. That’s especially true when you consider the distinct home-ice advantage the Predators enjoy. For the Predators to continue to build their brand and become more nationally respected, raising banners is important. How much of a relief would it be knowing that the Predators have home ice advantage?
The Blues are the biggest obstacle to this wish coming true. They’re a balanced team full of high-caliber scorers and defenders. They’re just as hungry for a Stanley Cup as anyone. They’re not going to slow down. The Jets are surprising contenders for the division at this point, and I wouldn’t count out the Blackhawks sneaking back into the conversations.
This wish would be very nice to see come true, but a lot of things have to fall into place if it’s going to happen. It starts with their first game after Christmas as they’ll be in St.Louis.