If one considers the Nashville Predators top four defensemen for more than a moment, they’ll come to the same conclusion 11 times out of ten: they’re for real.
So what does that make the Winnipeg Jets?
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Game seven between the Jets and the Predators lived up to its hype for hockey fans north of the border. If not for a seeing-eye shot by Winnipeg’s Tyler Meyers that spelled the beginning of the end for Pekka Rinne, perhaps the outcome would have been different. For a group of defensemen that started this year’s playoff run with such lofty expectations, Nashville eventually fell because of performances from Dustin Byfuglien, Meyers, Jacob Trouba, and less-heralded but no less-important names like Enstrom, Chiarot, and Josh Morrissey.
But that doesn’t mean Nashville’s defense corps deserves to be cast aside. As a tribute to Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, and the rest of their defensemen, here’s one of the most incredible offense-generating shifts you’ll ever see from their first round series vs the Colorado Avalanche.
Want to find creative ways to generate offensive zone time next season? Play this on a loop in your players’ lounge.
This week we’re sharing four of our interviews from the trade show floor of the AHCA Convention in Naples, Florida.