Nashville Predators: Midseason Grades for the Young Guns

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The Nashville Predators have assembled a talented roster from top-to-bottom. Some of the most impressive players so far are under 25 years old.

It’s not breaking news to say that the Nashville Predators have an immensely impressive lineup this year. We’re talking about P.K. Subban, Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi, Kyle Turris, and Mattias Ekholm together on the same team, just to name a few. What really sets this lineup apart, though, is the production from its young talent, or those eight players under 25 years old.

With half of the season in the books, we have a good enough sample size to grade their performances so far. Because I’m the type of person that’s no fun at parties, I’ll use a purely statistical approach here. Be sure to check out our crash course in modern analytics to get a little more background about some of these metrics.

Let’s get started!