Nashville Predators: November will bring major challenges for Smashville

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 15: Craig Smith #15 celebrates his goal with P.K. Subban #76 and Ryan Johansen #92 of the Nashville Predators against the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on October 15, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 15: Craig Smith #15 celebrates his goal with P.K. Subban #76 and Ryan Johansen #92 of the Nashville Predators against the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on October 15, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 19: The Nashville Predators celebrate a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames after an NHL game on October 19, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 19: The Nashville Predators celebrate a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames after an NHL game on October 19, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Road Challenges

In November, the Predators will have to take the hardest road trip of them all, when the team heads out west on November 7th. The 5 game road trip versus Colorado, Dallas, Anaheim, San Jose, and Arizona will be a true test to see what this team is made of.

Any good team can win at home. Only great teams can go on the road and repeat the same success.

With this road trip, Nashville will be put to the test five times in eight days, in hostile arenas, far from home.

However, the Predators are coming off of a huge pair of road wins over Calgary and Edmonton over the weekend, a 4-point sweep that made coach Peter Laviolette have to pay up to a bet that he made with the team.


Gotta love it.

As I said though, this road trip is the type of stretch that can make or break a team for a period of time, and will really show us what they’re all about.

From November 7th-15th, we will see if the Predators are really the best team in the West.

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Through 8 games, Nashville has been exceptional in almost every aspect of the game. With November though, comes a whole new set of challenges, and the task of continuing their success.

Can they do it?

November is right around the corner…

Go Preds Go!