The Nashville Predators enter the midseason in position to make their seventh playoff appearance in the last eight years. Last season, they won their first playoff series in franchise history before losing a hard-fought conference semifinals in six games to the league-leading Vancouver Canucks.
Is it finally time for the Preds to make the leap to the Stanley Cup Finals?
It's hard to predict what direction this organization is going it, and with GM David Poile's latest comments, this team could have a completely different face very soon. If Nashville can make it through the trade deadline with Weber and Suter, they will have their best chance. If not, they should still get enough return out of a deal to still be a good team with a chance to be great.