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Predators year end review

With the season 2009-2010 over for the Nashville Predators, it is time to review the year and look at what next year might bode for the Predators fans.

Over last summer, a number of key signings and acquisitions were made to improve the team and make a better playoff pitch. After a perfect pre-season, the team showed a lack of chemistry and it reflected as Nashville hanged out at the bottom of the standings. Around mid-season, the captain Jarome Iginla was able to turn it around with an increased production and the team battled from there until the end of the year for the division championship.

Unfortunately, as the year was ending, the team started to lack a little steam and in the end the Predators got in the playoffs on opposing ice. Facing the experienced LA Kings, Nashville once again bowed out in the first round of the playoffs for a second year in a row. This roller coaster of a season offered both desesperating time and heightened aspirations as the team either played extremely well or couldn't string a couple of wins.

As the season is now over for the Predators, GM Tremblay is looking for a busy summer. While a few veterans will be looking for retirement or a new team, the Predators have many players that will be looking at signing new contracts, which could be difficult to accomodate considering the team's cap position.