Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/8/13
Photo by: Chris Jerina The hockey season in Nashville is only a wisp away from either starting on January 15th or 19th. With that in mind, the Predators along with every NHL team will have to go through a blindingly fast training camp to A: get everybody back home from overseas play and AHL call-ups and B: get everyone on the same page through line chemistry, playbook saturation and overall fundamentals and game plan strategy. In the shortened season, there are no “gimme” games. It is all-or-nothing for the next five months where every point is valuable and the competition will be fierce for the top eight spots (unless some tinkering happens with the playoffs). Here is what I am hoping to see come the start of the season and this should bring about a very balanced team with true grit and a hard-hat mentality that defines Predators hockey. Goalies: Pekka Rinne – The obvious #1 choice and a superb back-stop for the Predators. Many are worried about his health and his performance over...
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