The Nashville Predators: not as advertised. Despite the offseason addition of Matt Duchene, a Norris-conversation season from Roman Josi, and very high expectations, the Predators are on the outside of the playoff window and looking in. With a deadline looming, what is the team to do? Buy, sell, or stay put?

With Viktor Arvidsson and Ryan Ellis having both dealt with multi-week injuries this season, should both remain in the lineup? If Nashville really looks to be missing the playoffs, I might consider shutting them down and giving some time to heal.

John Hynes is, in many measurable ways, an improvement for this offense. However, some of his lineup decisions, line combinations, and time on ice adjustments are hindering the performance of the team. What gives?

Finally, we get to some very fine listener questions about Viktor Arvidsson, Ryan Johansen, Jarred Tinordi, and (uh) tofu.

Questions and positive feedback are always welcome and can be directed to me on Twitter (@WadeM117). Negative comments can go right to George’s DMs (@GeorgeM1019). Thanks for listening!

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