As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to roll along, the Nashville Predators are well into their offseason trying to figure out what can be better next season.
This isn’t a fun feeling sitting at home watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a Nashville Predators fan. We’ve become accustomed to them at least making it to the “first round” not just some qualifier round.
Either way, next season looks to be a challenging one for the Predators as they’ll have to sort out a few key free agents and elevate certain prospects into bigger roles. There’s also still no concrete plan on when the new season will begin, but 2021 looks likely.
This team is going to look much different on opening night with a clean slate, whenever that happens. With that comes the opportunity for newcomers to burst onto the scene, and for current players to thrive with elevated ice time.
We have some potential breakout players for the Predators going into next season, which will primarily be played in the new calendar year of 2021, presumably.