Frederick Breedon/Getty Images
The Nashville Predators have a defense that rivals the Blackhawks.
Record in 2013 Season: 16-23-9
Blackhawks' Record: 5-0-0
The Nashville Predators' record is deceiving. The scoring just wasn't there, and the Blackhawks shut them out twice.
Unfortunately for the Blackhawks, the offseason definitely strengthened this Nashville team. Now, the Predators have Viktor Stalberg, Matt Cullen, Matt Hendricks and Eric Nystrom, who will offer more offensive talent.
The Blackhawks shouldn't expect the Predators to be ranked last in scoring next season. Plus, it's going to be even more difficult for the Blackhawks to run their offense.
Nashville's draft pick Seth Jones will only add to the stellar defense the team already possesses. It's already hard for any player to get the puck past Shea Weber and goaltender Pekka Rinne.