Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/29/13
Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images No matter what was said in the locker room after last night’s demoralizing 4-0 loss to the struggling Phoenix Coyotes, the actuality of the situation is very straightforward. Nashville’s offense, while potent last season and not without the ability to score, has stumbled out of the starting gate to begin this condensed season. While the season hasn’t really begun the way the team probably envisioned it would, especially for Pekka Rinne and his inconceivable 0-2-3 start, Nashville’s hesitancy to put the puck on the net has been there Achilles’ Heel. In 6 games so far this season, the Predators have averaged 23.2 shots on net against their opponents, enough to put them dead last in the entire NHL and a full 2.3 shots behind the next closest team in the Dallas Stars. What’s mind-boggling about that and what makes it so interesting is how far apart teams are in the “shots forced” category going up the ladder: Nashville – 23.2 Dallas – 25.5 ...
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