Homestand will shape Nashville Predators’ plans

“Our team and so many other teams don’t know where they are right now,” Predators general manager David Poile said. “Four or five wins in a row takes you in a very positive direction, and conversely if you went in a tailspin and lost four or five games, it would be very difficult for us or any other team to make the playoffs. You would probably be thinking of making some trades more for next year.”

On March 5, Poile said the next few weeks would be crucial in determining his direction at the trading deadline. Since then the Predators are 3-4-1, including a 1-4-0 road trip.

But because the Predators have played so many road games — a league-high 18 — it’s difficult to fully evaluate their playoff potential. Nashville is 5-11-12 on the road, 7-2-4 at home.

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