Nashville Predators: Who Is Truly to Blame For Their Failures?

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The Nashville Predators find themselves in a very precarious situation only 15 games into this shortened season. Their struggles are pushing them into unfamiliar territory; a full-blown rebuild of the team.

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There have been few bright spots this season. The Predators have struggled on special teams, lacked in scoring, and just haven’t gelled as a team.

For the individual players that struggled last season, their struggles continue. The recent offseason acquisitions still haven’t quite found their place on a team that is in flux.

The Predators have played up to their capabilities in a few games and have shown flashes of brilliance, with Filip Forsberg being the major one.

However, any momentum they build as a team is quickly erased by inconsistency and their inability to play a full 60 minutes of high-intensity.

Over the past few years, several issues have brought the Predators to this place. Questionable trades, contracts with terms that are too long, and the inability to recapture the magic of the 2017 Stanley Cup run are just a few of the contributing factors.

The past choices have culminated to where we are now. At present, there is plenty of blame to go around with its three main components. This season is a perfect storm of issues that will ultimately lead the Predators to a full-blown rebuild.