With a slower than expected start for the Nashville Predators this season, the focus naturally shifts to the team’s future.
While we don’t have a crystal ball, we can all see the writing on the wall if their performance is sub-par throughout the remainder of this season.
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Nashville Predators Lack Production
The numbers don’t lie. The core players that have remained on the team continue to struggle to find the back of the net. Eleven games into the season, the Predators have one star forward who has yet to score a goal.
It hasn’t been for the lack of opportunities. As of Friday’s game against the Florida Panthers, the Predators are 6-for-41 when presented with a power-play opportunity. The league average is 8-for-37.
The Predators xGF so far this season sits at 6.9 while the league average is 10.3. A telling statistic, evidenced by the lack of scoring from some of the Predators that were expected to have better seasons this year.
Filip Forsberg leads the team in assists as well as scoring. A couple of players who find themselves on this list, known for having substantial assist numbers, lack in that department.
The players that continue to struggle this season are running out of opportunities to redeem themselves. Last season was supposed to be in the rearview mirror, with great things on the horizon this year. Unfortunately, things are not shaping up that way.