The Nashville Predators are often one of the most overlooked teams in the NHL. The Preds always are a dangerous team to face in the playoffs but have never been able to really break through and make a name for themselves.
This year they finally won their first playoff series in franchise history by beating the Anaheim Ducks in six games. I see this as only the beginning for the Predators, who can do some real damage this year in the Western Conference.
I admit a lot of things have to go right for Nashville to win the West this year, but they have as good of a shot as any of the major contenders in the conference.