MHS Central Division Power Ranking: November Edition

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Oct 24, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) and teammates react after a loss in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena. The Penguins won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

3. Nashville Predators

Previous Rank:

October Record: 7-1-2

What’s Good?

What’s good? Certainly not the new helmets, but those are not very important anyway. The Nashville Predator’s are currently the NHL’s best defensive team, having allowed 21 goals in 10 games. For some curious reason, the Preds also succeed in locking up their defensemen long-term, at more than reasonable prices. Roman Josi, Shea Weber, Seth Jones — that is something to be jealous of.

What’s Bad?

Not a lot. The Predators are scoring goals, they keep the puck out of their own net and they win games. If there is one bad thing, it might be the fact that they have not had a very tough schedule so far. Through 10 games, they have yet to face a Central Division rival. Six games were played against Eastern Conference clubs. Still, this team is good.

What’s Next?

Probably not many bad things. The schedule will get a little bit tougher this month, with the first of many contests against Central Division teams. Will they succeed? Most likely. As said, this team is good.

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