Looking Ahead for the Nashville Predators
If the Nashville Predators are going to rebound from their missing the playoffs last season, they are going to need every member of this team to play to the best of the abilities every night.
The Predators are circled as one of the teams that had playoff streaks end in 2023 and looking to make a swift return in 2024. The Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues are two other regular playoff participants who missed in 2023.
Moving forward, players are going to have to start playing to level of their contracts or Trotz may look to swiftly move them in trades, or release them altogether as free agents. Lauzon may fit into that scenario if he doesn’t pick up his level of play soon in 2023.
If Novak picks up where he left off at the end of last season, and everyone else does their part, this Nashville Predators team has the potential to solidly be in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at season’s end.