Two scrimmages is all the Nashville Predators get to find out if they’re in game shape for the start of the regular season on Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
My appetite for Nashville Predators hockey is growing by the hour, and the two intrasquad scrimmages helped as we get ready for Thursday’s season-opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
These scrimmages gave Head Coach John Hynes, who is heading into his first full season in Nashville, a chance to sort out this competitive roster.
It’s really hard to gauge where the Predators stand when they’re playing against each other. You can’t draw too many vast conclusions from these scrimmages, but there are things to highlight.
Some key players who were unable to suit up in the scrimmages were Philip Tomasino and Mikael Granlund. They should both be ready to go on Thursday.
There were some players who really stood out in the scrimmages and helped their cause for either making the roster, or confirming that they’re still a top player on the team.