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If the Predators can retain a key offensive threat, they can let other top guys walk

Originally Published: June 17, 2010
By and E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus and ESPN The Magazine

Plugging Holes -- Nashville Predators

The Hole: Offense in general

The Predators finished 17th in even-strength offense last year with a minus-0.6 GVT and were 18th in goals per game with 2.65. While Nashville received contributions on offense from some of their stars, they will need to improve at scoring if they plan to finally get over the first-round hump in the playoffs that they've had trouble overcoming the past few seasons.