Yes, indeed, despite the promise of impending labor Armageddon and a prolonged work-stoppage, your friends at Puck Daddy are previewing the 2012-13 NHL season (whenever the heck it starts). Why? Because this is the most important election in the history of all-time ever, and you need to know the candidates — like the Nashville Predators.
A year after their first ever trip to the second round, the Nashville Predators defied everyone who thought they had overachieved by doing it again in 2011-12.
They got better too. Their powerplay jumped from a dismal 15.2 conversation rate to a league-best 21.6. Their goals per game rose from 2.6 to 2.83. And, they posted a five-point improvement, good enough for home ice in the first round.