Nashville Predators’ Quarter Season Report Card

November 22nd, 2009 by Mark Willoughby Leave a reply »
Twenty one games are in the books, and it's time to grade the Predators quarter season performance.With a 12-8-1 record and 25 points, the Predators currently sit 10th in the Western Conference. Let's take a look at the team components and overall grade, and then we will look at the individual players.



Pekka Rinne has solidified his position as the number one goaltender and is rounding back in to the form that made him an outstanding rookie. Dan Ellis provides a solid back up.

Grade: B+



After some early season shakiness, the defense core has settled down. It has been solid on the blue line and has contributed to the offense. Francis Buillon has proven to be a quality off-season add for the Predators.

Grade: B



This is a group that struggled mightily in the early season, and their production was anemic. It appears that they have bought in to the system that Head Coach Barry Trotz has been preaching: shoot the puck, crash the net, and get the dirty goals. This group will not light the lamp with flash; instead they hav ...

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