Current Predators Are Best in Club History and Want More This Spring
by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator
When the long summer days begin to shorten, the weather cools and the leaves begin to fade to gold, it will be time once more to get back to work.
Predators players will return to Tennessee from destinations near and far, their sticks taped and skates sharpened, ready to do it all over again.
But what they’ve already done in 2018 won’t soon be forgotten. And they’re not done yet, either.
Just two wins away from the ultimate prize last June, the Predators haven’t suffered the hangover that sometimes accompanies a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Anything but, in fact.
Just listen to the accolades.
A Central Division title. A regular-season Western Conference crown. The Presidents’ Trophy as the League’s top point-getter. Franchise records in points and victories. And they’re still not done.
Home-ice advantage throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs is now theirs, one of the most-often discussed bullet points in the locker room over the past six months. They want to be able to play in front of their fans when it matters most. Now they will.
The anticipation has never been greater, the expectation never higher.
There’s the experience gained under Head Coach Peter Laviolette. In his first three postseason appearances at the helm in Nashville, his team has gone further than the previous run, all while gaining invaluable lessons along the way.