Penalty Box Radio’s analytics podcast returns as George and I discuss the perpetually stalling Nashville Predators. Things have not looked good lately, in spite of a 3-1-1 record in their last five games and a recent playoff berth.

In this episode, we break down the specific on-ice areas that are lacking, and discuss from whom we should be expecting more. Is it the players? The coaches? The management?

We also get into one of my own favorite subjects: zone transitions. The Predators rely on one player in particular to transition out of the defensive zone with possession of the puck, which welcomes a lot of unfair blame and negative attention. With the playoffs around the corner, is it too late to mix it up and diversify this approach?

Finally, I get fired up about some personnel decisions and lose my voice right before we conclude.

As always, we welcome your questions and comments, particularly regarding hockey, math, or some combination. You can reach out to me on Twitter @WadeM117 and George @GeorgeM1019.

Thanks for listening!