How the Nashville Predators Can Improve in 2022 Offseason

Nashville Predators center Yakov Trenin (13) celebrates his goal with left wing Tanner Jeannot (84) and center Colton Sissons (10) in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche game in two of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Nashville Predators center Yakov Trenin (13) celebrates his goal with left wing Tanner Jeannot (84) and center Colton Sissons (10) in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche game in two of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Now that we’ve had a couple weeks to process the disappointment of seeing the Nashville Predators getting swept for the first time in their history, it’s time to start thinking about how this team can improve in the offseason.

We learned a lot from the press conference the Nashville Predators held last week with General Manager David Poile and Head Coach John Hynes, and a main theme was how this team can obviously get better.

Poile in particular fielded some questions, and gave a rather candid response on needing to upgrade the roster’s talent level to compete more once in the playoffs. Making the playoffs every year is great, but it’s totally fair to expect and want more out of this franchise.

If the Predators are going to avoid the proverbial rebuild, then they have to get some objectives accomplished this summer to be better than just a first round exit.

Let’s examine some things that need to be done this offseason.