3. Nashville Predators
Strengths: Nashville's system remains flush at every position with players able to fill a variety of roles. Austin Watson, Tayler Beck, and Zach Budish bring skill to a deep and gritty group of forwards. Ryan Ellis and Jonathan Blum highlight a deep and diverse group of defensemen. The team also has exceptional goaltending depth led by Anders Lindback and Mark Dekanich. Weaknesses: While Watson, Beck, and others remain viable top-six prospects, the team still lacks an elite offensive forward. Top 5 prospects: 1. Jonathan Blum, D, 2. Taylor Beck, LW, 3. Ryan Ellis, D, 4. Austin Watson, RW, 5. Roman Josi, D. Lost to graduation: Colin Wilson, Cody Franson, Cal O'Reilly, Nick Spaling.
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