We’re already past the quarter mark of 2022-23, and the Nashville Predators are right around where many would’ve expected them to be in the standings despite a pretty uninspired start.
The Nashville Predators front office and General Manager David Poile made it abundantly clear over the offseason that they’re not interested in any sort of a rebuild and instead are focused on winning now.
After suffering the franchise’s first ever sweep in the postseason at the hands of the eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, Poile admirably shouldered much of the blame and made good on it by having an aggressive offseason approach.
It very much feels like Poile’s last stand to get the Nashville Predators back into a respectable upper tier position in the NHL pecking order. They’ve fallen to irrelevancy over the past three or four years.
Let’s grade the offseason moves now that we’re 20-plus games in.