Hope for the best, but expect the worst? Is that how we’re feeling heading into a new season of Nashville Predators hockey, or is there reason to be much more optimistic than that?
There is definitely more reasons to feel confident in this team than there were at this time during the last three offseasons when the dreaded word of “rebuild” was being tossed around. But there are also still valid concerns to have for this team.
Last year the expectations were very tempered regarding the Nashville Predators. They looked like a team stuck in the mud and just spinning the tires in average dullness. With the moves they’ve made this offseason, I can see them making a push for second place in the division behind the Colorado Avalanche, of course.
For things to go well and for the Nashville Predators to find some postseason success for the first time since 2018, they’ll need to avoid these three things from happening.