The Nashville Predators got what has arguably been their best win of the season on Monday afternoon with their 4-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only that, but they did so as they officially entered the second half of their season. You know what that means: it’s time for a mid-season (midterm) report card.
The team currently finds itself with a record of 12-16-1 with a .431 win percentage, but more importantly, it puts them at 25 points, 6th in the division, 3 points above last place, and 8 points below the coveted fourth place (and final playoff seed).
Sometimes your kid is smart, just needing the right push. Sometimes your kid is about as bright as a 1997 Nokia cell-phone, and they’re going to have to work a little harder. The Nashville Predators may be somewhere in between for one reason or another.
Let’s take a look at where the Predlines Staff has ranked the five facets of the team, and based on the last report card, where they’ve progressed, where they’ve regressed, and where they might be overachieving.