This is why Nashville’s 3-1 loss to Edmonton on Monday at Rexall Place was so devastating. The Predators were out-worked and lost to a young Oilers squad.
“We don’t work, we don’t skate, we don’t forecheck, we have a hardworking team that doesn’t work hard,” Nashville forward Jerred Smithson said. “I’ve never been a part of something like this. It’s gotta change right now, or we’re going to be on the outside looking in (the playoffs) — December we’ll be out of this. We have to change it right now.”