Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 12/21/11
Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America The Nashville Predators have a knack for allowing the opposition to look better than they are by giving up first goals of the season. Nashville can take a mediocre player like Jack Skille in 2010-2011 and have him explode offensively as if Crosby took the ice himself in a Blackhawks sweater. This conundrum has been noted by many Predators faithful this year and I would like to take the time to point out how very true this epidemic is… Throughout the season for the Predators, they have been victimized by first timers. I have taken out the first 10 games of the schedule since everybody is starting out anew and first goals of the season aren’t quite as rare. The first goal of the season for an opposing team player (after the first 10 games) came on November 9th from Devante Smith-Pelly (15 games into the season). Even though this goal pretty much just bounced in off Smith-Pelly’s chest it still counts as the first goal of his career. The ...
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