The Nashville Predators are just three games shy of reaching the 56-game mark that the NHL played in 2020-21 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but are they actually an improved team?
Last season the team finished with a record of 31-23-2 playing against only divisional opponents, and a temporary division alignment that included Eastern Conference juggernauts Florida, Tampa Bay and Carolina.
This season the Predators have shown decent improvements in key areas like the power play, goal scoring and even a slight improvement in penalty killing, thankfully.
With the notable success and somewhat overachievement from the Nashville Predators through 53 games, there’s still many questions that remain surrounding this team. Let’s take a look at the biggest ones.