Systems Analysis: Explaining the Nashville Predators' downward spiral

The Nashville Predators stink. The last thing the world needs right now is more turnover, but Gnash might need to make way for a possum in his stead the way this team plays dead at home and gets run over on the road.

They sit seventh in the Central Division, and 27th in the NHL. 

This is far from what Predators fans are accustomed to seeing. It wasn't that long ago -- only four seasons -- when Bridgestone Arena was hosting Stanley Cup Final games and crowds spilled out onto 5th Avenue and lower Broadway for raucous watch parties. 

A President's Trophy banner was raised the following season alongside their infamous Western Conference Champions banner, all of which seem like a distant memory of a one-hit wonder under a fading spotlight.

The last time Nashville sank to such depths was in the 2012

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