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The EliteProspects Rinkside 2020-21 Off-Season Prospect Pool Rankings: the No. 16-ranked Nashville Predators

For more than a decade, there was never any doubt about Nashville’s goaltending. It was Pekka Rinne’s net — full stop. As Rinne’s illustrious career winds down, though, questions concerning his replacement abound.

Juuse Saros has certainly looked the part of a worthy replacement. For insurance and a possible upgrade, the Predators acquired Connor Ingram, who recently landed fourth on EliteProspects’ top-15 goaltending prospects (pre-draft).

If there was any doubt that the Predators were looking for a long-term Rinne replacement, the Yaroslav Askarov pick erased it. Widely hailed as the best goaltending prospect since Carey Price, Askarov looks like the Predators’ future starter.

The rest of the prospect pool isn’t too shabby either, headlined by a potential top-six forward. There’s also an

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