Here’s your regularly scheduled reminder that it’s just preseason and there’s no reason to lose sleep over the Nashville Predators’ 2-3 preseason record.
There’s one more preseason game remaining for the Nashville Predators before they open up the regular season on October 6 against the New York Islanders. One more game for fringe players to set themselves apart from the rest and make the roster.
The Predators felt content with the core of their roster enough to not make any drastic changes to their roster over the offseason. This makes the preseason all about discovering younger players who can provide some quality depth. The Predators did lose Scott Hartnell, Mike Fisher, and Alexei Emelin as part of their depth from last season. Who can come in and fill the voids left behind by those veterans is what we’re trying to figure out.
A preseason record of 2-3 doesn’t look great, but it’s nothing to really worry about. Head coach Peter Laviolette is experimenting with a lot of different line combinations to see if anything clicks. Make no mistake about it that this team will be at the top of the standings once again and led by the same cast of characters we’ve grown to love. Here are some observations from the five preseason games to date.