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Podcast: Which Predators Young Guns Should Be Getting NHL Reps?

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Nashville Hockey Now’s Michael Gallagher talks Nashville Predators with Braden Gall of 440 Sports and Emma Lingan of the Hockey Writers on the Gold Standard podcast.

What should be the Predators’ goal over the final 31 games of the season? What should they look to accomplish? We set their agenda.

Barely above .500 after the All-Star break, it’s time for the Predators to stop acting like a playoff team. What does this mean? Which players should be shipped out and which should be given a 31-game audition for next season? (spoiler alert: Egor Afanasyev is one of them) Additionally, which players already on the NHL roster should be given a bigger role going forward?

With Kevin Lankinen a free agent after the season, it makes a lot of sense to trade him and let Yaroslav Askarov get some reps in to prepare to backup Juuse Saros in 2024. Also: GM Barry Trotz should be going all-in on his top young players and calling up as many Milwaukee Admirals as he has room for.

We give our unfiltered thoughts not he Chicago Blackhawks being awarded the 2025 Winter Classic.

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