Just how different will the Nashville Predators look next season as the team faces backlash regarding their head coach and general manager?
At this time last year the Predators were actually taking some optimism with them to the offseason as they pushed the heavily-favored Carolina Hurricanes to six games with it it taking overtimes in the last four games of the series.
That’s not the case at all this season as the Nashville Predators got swept by the Colorado Avalanche and looked just completely outmatched for the postseason stage.
We can argue all day and night about how the result may have been different if not for falling apart in the season finale against the Arizona Coyotes and drawing a different first round opponent, but that’s just speculation and not fact.
So now expected changes to the roster will occur, with it leaning towards General Manager David Poile and Head Coach John Hynes sticking around, but we don’t know that for sure. Hynes is up for a contract extension.
Then there is the dark cloud of what will happen with Filip Forsberg as he is becoming a UFA. This is directly tied to the desire to from many fans to see Poile get relieved of his duties as he’s in danger of losing the franchise’s all-time leading goal scorer for absolutely nothing in return.
Here’s some players that definitely shouldn’t be back on the Nashville Predators when they hit the ice again for the 2022-23 season.
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