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Is Team Defense Letting the Predators Down?

Every so often, we tell @statsrespecter that he should write a blog post or article instead of a twitter thread. Today, he and Kate have caused an article to exist out of, well, a twitter thread.

Here’s a closer look, inspired by Ryan Lambert’s must-read takedown of the Nashville Predators, at some of where things are going wrong for the Predators.

Nashville is continually portrayed as playing too wide-open, giving up too much defensively for the sake of unfettered offense. This narrative kicked into high gear when Poile traded Shea Weber for P.