The Nashville Predators have the worst offense in the National Hockey League, are missing two of their biggest offensive weapons in Patric Hornqvist and Colin Wilson and will be on the road for the next five games.
Starting tonight, we’ll see where this team is headed.
Nashville’s touts basically the same roster as last year (sans Ryan Suter, Jordin Tootoo and Francis Bouillon) when they had the fourth best offense in the Western Conference and the league’s best power play. Yet, for some reason, they haven’t been able to put things together in 2013. With just 22 days until the trade deadline, the Predators sit in 11th place in the Western Conference with a 10-9-6 record and may become sellers for the first time since 2003.
“We have guys that will step up,” David Legwand said.
Okay, but who? And why hasn’t it happened yet?
This isn’t exactly a new problem. When Hornqvist missed 10 games early in the season because of a leg injury, the Predators found the back of the net just 20 times...