Seven games into the season, the Predators stand at 2-4-1, and a picture of this team, and potentially their season, is starting to emerge. While there remains a lot of hockey to play, the Predators are showing some traits that are promising and some tendencies that are troubling. Looking at these gives us an idea where this team is headed this season. When the Predators play their style of hockey, they have the ability to win. That style is solid defense, an aggressive forecheck, sound goaltending, and throwing the puck at the net. This formula worked against Colorado and Dallas in their two victories and their shoot out loss to Washington. What this team lacks in explosive offense, they compensate with shots on goal and second, or third chances, for scoring opportunities. When they are ...
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