It’s time to start thinking about 2023-24 for the Nashville Predators with Andrew Brunette taking over as the fourth head coach in franchise history last week.
Brunette is expected to implement are more offensively driven system as opposed to the four seasons with John Hynes as the head coach. This makes you wonder which players on this current squad will benefit most now that Hynes is gone, and Brunette is in.
Last season the Nashville Predators struggled alongside some of the worst offenses in the NHL, ranking 28th in goals per game at 2.72.
Furthermore, spanning over the three full seasons under Hynes (not the pandemic shortened 2019-20 season), the Nashville Predators rank 23rd in goals per game at 2.89.
So clearly with Barry Trotz taking over as the team’s new General Manager, he saw a clear need for a bench boss that’s going to get this franchise competing in the part of the game that matters most in the end; putting goals on the scoreboard.
Quite frankly everyone should stand to benefit to some degree with Brunette taking over, but here’s my top four players who should immediately benefit from Brunette’s system over Hynes.