Nashville Predators Lousy Record
Through the first twenty games of the season the Predators have posted a record of 9-9-2 for 20 points and currently sit at a mediocre .500 mark.
For comparison, last season the Predators had a record of 11-8-1, 23 points, at this point of the season. Not a major change in terms of record.
According to MoneyPuck the Predators have a 26.5% chance of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs with their record being as poor as it is. Only five other teams (Arizona, Chicago, St. Louis, San Jose, Anaheim) have lower chances to make the playoffs than the Predators.
Additionally, the Predators have only had a win streak of more than two games on one occasion during the first quarter of the season.
With the roster that General Manager David Poile built over the offseason, the Nashville Predators record should be significantly better than what it is. If the Predators are going to make the playoffs for a ninth consecutive season, they will more than likely have to go around 33-25-4, 70 points, the rest of the season.