Originally Posted by IslandRed
The Predators have some stuff going for them -- stable coaching, goaltending, and they're relatively young and deep, all of which will help in a compressed season with a short training camp. But they'll miss Suter (he was the one they lost, not Weber) and, as always, they probably don't have enough firepower to get deep into the playoffs. A 6 or 7 seed and first-round exit sounds about right.
I agree with you about Nashville. I think Barry Trotz is a top 5 coach in the NHL and he always seems to do a lot with less. If anyone can get their players going in a shortened schedule, it's Trotz.