The preseason opener is just over a month away, but our focus shifts to where the Nashville Predators stand in the daunting Central Division.
Time still hasn’t healed the pain of the Nashville Predators being prematurely ousted from the playoffs by a fellow divisional foe. The Winnipeg Jets played just slightly better than the Predators to send themselves to the Western Conference Finals.
An unexpectedly tough six-game series with the Colorado Avalanche, another Central Division foe, may have depleted the Predators’ energy just enough to keep them from playing their best against Winnipeg. The NHL playoffs are grueling, even if you’re roster looks stacked on paper.
Now the Predators find themselves in great shape to have another solid year. Their roster is mainly the same going into the upcoming season. Aside from some minor roster moves, we should know what to expect out of the Predators. However, the Central Division will look very different. Here’s where the Predators stand in our divisional power rankings.