We always knew with the shortened 56 game schedule, the 2021 season for the Nashville Predators would fly by, but it has really flown by.
We’re more than three quarters of the way through the season, and you know what that means: the last progress report before final season grades.
This is where we break down grades for the five categories of offense, defense, special teams, coaching, and management.
Everyone knows the team got off to a slow, almost pedestrian start; they opened the first quarter of the season with a bad record, below .500, and things were looking grim.
When converting the grade, their first quarter GPA on a 4.0 scale was 0.8 …you read that correctly, they had a very failing GPA.
By the midpoint of the season, they had improved ever so slightly to a 1.45 GPA, a D+ GPA…and I suppose D’s get degrees.
In the third quarter of the season, they have moved up (according to the Predlines writing staff), to a 2.60 GPA – which is technically a B-, and it’s no secret why (winning 13 of the past 16 games sure helps).
Without further ado, let’s break down why there’s improvement worth being excited about…