The end of the 2022-23 regular season is here for the NHL, and for the Nashville Predators, their surprising push to the Stanley Cup Playoffs finally ended on Wednesday.
The postseason exclusion will be an odd feeling for Nashville Predators fans as the franchise has made it every year since 2014. A streak of eight seasons, while the Washington Capitals also saw an eight-year streak end, and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time since 2006.
The Nashville Predators defied common logic that said that they were going to fade fast following the heavy selling at the trade deadline, and losing key player after key player to injury throughout February and March.
Without the playoffs on the line, how will this group of resilient players respond? I think we should expect nothing different from the fight we’ve already seen from this group all season.
A back-to-back at home against the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will close out 2022-23. Here’s three things we hope to see from the team.