Winning the Presidents’ Trophy
Again, this isn’t to distract from the main goal of a Stanley Cup. We know that most Presidents’ Trophy winners fall short of making any kind of real impact in the postseason. What’s not to say that the Predators can’t break that trend?
There’s a lot of contenders, mostly in the West, that have a realistic shot at finishing with the most points. The Lightning, out East, are the front-runners, and I don’t see anyone catching them. The Western Conference will keep beating each other up while Tampa keeps padding its lead in the standings. The Predators are at 47 points, while Tampa is sitting comfortably at 54 points. They’re loaded with talent.
This is a far-fetched wish for the Predators to finish with the most points. There are so many good teams. However, I will be less shocked if the Predators finish atop the Western Conference. I just don’t see them catching Tampa, who I believe is the team to beat in the entire league.