Nashville Predators: Projecting a Fully Healthy Forward Core for the Future

Jan 21, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) shoots during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 21, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) shoots during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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It took until late in the year, but injuries have really piled up for the Nashville Predators. The team has had to constantly adapt as players have continued to come out of the lineup, and by the looks of things, we are not going to see them at full health until 2023-24 begins.

It is a bummer because there was such excitement about what this young and revamped lineup could do after the heavy sell-off at the trade deadline. Unfortunately, it looks like we will not actually know what could have been until October at earliest.

That being said, the unknown is unlikely to have a huge impact on the Predators’ offseason plans, and what the lines will eventually look at is going to be a very fun discussion during the summer.

And for the sake of having some fun, let’s project what the Nashville Predators core will look like in Fall of 2023 with a clean slate of a new season, as it is never too early to do so.