I’m taking an in depth look at at some of this year’s pending free agents by examining their recent performance and future projections. Today’s target: Filip Forsberg.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the playoff performance of the teams ousted in the first round of the 21/22 playoffs. The postseason gives us incredibly small sample sizes, where puck luck and ho and cold streaks can really have an impact. We’ll walk through the performance of the ousted teams to see where things went wrong.
In the roster news roundup, we take a look at some of the more noteworthy roster moves from around the NHL from the perspective of the current set of models. Read on for insights on moves made since the last roster news roundup post.
We’re now well into the 21/22 NHL season and longer term trends are starting to show in each team’s performance. With model projections giving us a reference point for how strong each team’s even strength offense was expected to be, let’s take a look at which teams have fallen in line with the projections and which have surprised.
The Los Angeles Kings took advantage of the pre-expansion landscape last offseason to snap up Victor Arvidsson from the Predators as the Predators worked out their protection list for the expansion draft. Let’s take a look at the returns on the trade so far.
The Nashville Predators were certainly not a consensus pick as a favorite in the Central Division this season. Yet the Preds are hanging with the division leaders and seem intent on making some noise. Let’s take a look at their early season results to see how they’ve done it and assess whether it’s sustainable.
For all my season previews, we’ll be utilizing my 2021-2022 team and player projections. You can find much more background on these models here, along with more on assessing value of contracts here. In this post, we’ll preview the Nashville Predators.
With the free agent frenzy starting to subside, I’m looking through each team’s moves over the past few days and analyzing their roster as it sits now. While we should expect a few more notable roster moves before training camps open, we probably have a reasonable picture of how things will look at this point.
Is it time for the Predators to start a rebuild, as was rumored early this season, or can the current core be competitive for a few more years?
The Central Division includes both Stanley Cup finalists from last season, along with a couple of teams that having good seasons that have some cap space to work with to make a move at the deadline.