Summer Skate: Nashville Predators
Losing core players will make repeating last season's success difficult for Predators
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Nashville. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators had a great season, finishing second in the tough Central division with 99 points and advancing out of the first round of the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
Unfortunately they just don't have the funds to keep their key players, let alone attract the ones required to follow up on last year's success.
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