Division Power Rankings: Nashville Predators Plummet Further

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) talk against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) talk against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Some teams are starting to show that they’re the cream of the crop in the Central Division, but the Nashville Predators definitely aren’t one of those teams.

In a season where every point is going to be critical, the Predators find themselves right where many expected them to be. In a battle with a few other teams for that coveted fourth spot and a playoff berth.

Last week’s rankings showed the Dallas Stars take a huge jump after finally getting their season started, and also saw some newfound respect for the Florida Panthers.

The Predators fell back after having an ugly showing in Dallas, but then rebounded by getting two wins over the Chicago Blackhawks.

This week’s rankings from the Predlines staff might show a similar picture.