No. 24: Nashville Predators
Season record: 8-7-3
Spending more time at Bridgestone Arena would do wonders for the Predators, apparently. They’ve posted a solid 6-1-1 record in Smashville. You’ll notice the Preds are still right around .500.
The Preds do have five guys with 11 or more points, led by newcomer P.K. Subban and Filip Forsberg, both at 13. Five of Nashville’s top six point producers also have double-digit shooting percentages, but I’m sure the Preds would like Forsberg’s motley 2.6 mark to rise.
Pekka Rinne is also rounding into form after a sluggish start, though his 7-5-3 record doesn’t quite match his .933/2.04 slashline. The team just seems really out of sorts … maybe the loss of Shea Weber was more important than we thought.