What to Expect
If Nashville can win at home, eliminate MacKinnon, and stay healthy, they should roll through Colorado fairly easily. I think it’ll happen in 5 games, with one slip up on the road.
The Predators dominated the Avalanche in the regular season, and certainly can do it again.
Nashville has a deep bench, a balanced offensive attack, great fans, and one of the best blue lines in the league. That right there is a recipe for victory.
We all saw the Predators turn into a different monster last postseason, as the number 8 seed. They dominated and swept the #1 seed Blackhawks in the first round, the exact same situation that we are seeing right now.
Nashville is a fundamentally better and more talented team than Colorado, however, they won’t just show up and beat Nathan MacKinnon and Company without a fight.
117 points, a Central division and Western Conference title, and a President’s Trophy looks great on a resume. It means nothing though, if you don’t keep winning and dominating your opponents in the playoffs.
Who: Colorado vs Nashville
Where: Bridgestone Arena
When: Thursday, 4/12, 8:30 PM Central time
Why: FOR THE CUP
Go Preds Go!