Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/26/13
Photo Credit: AP/Mark Humphrey Stagnant. That’s the word I would use to describe the Nashville Predators’ offense after a terrible showing in St. Louis. While firstly, credit deserves to go to the Blues, the Predators played miserable hockey. They were too predictable, too stale, too shy, and too unsettled, and maybe even too small to beat the Blues. While Trotz and company are more than likely going to stick with their “top line” of Erat/Fisher/Kostitsyn, it is the other line that’s seeing prime playing time that stands a better chance of breaking out. That line features a very sharp Patric Hornqvist, and an also sharp Colin Wilson. Through the first few games, it’s hard to find anyone who has had a better showing. The Blues expose quite a few flaws in teams by playing a very very basic form of hockey. They’re big, creative, patient, a little nasty, and win battles along the boards. And if either of their goaltenders are on their game, think of any term you want to use that’s alon...
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