3 reasons the Nashville Predators didn't win the Stanley Cup

The Nashville Predators didn't win the Stanley Cup and were out in the first round.
Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Four
Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Four / Brett Carlsen/GettyImages
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The Vancouver Canucks have way more depth at every skater position

Although Juuse Saros is a Vezina contender most years (he has already won one), not many people would argue that Thatcher Demko didn't have a better year. He is nominated for the award for this season.

Either way though, it is fair to call that matchup even. That is until the Canucks use two other guys in the series that also get it done for them. Based on the final numbers from the series, both teams can't complain about the goaltending that they got.

When it comes to skaters, however, the Predators have nothing on the Canucks when it comes to depth. This was a low-scoring series but the overall skill of the Canucks showed up more throughout.

Yes, Forsberg is an incredible player but guys like Quinn Hughes, J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, and Brock Boeser all have amazing talent that could change a game.

They even made trades for guys like Nikita Zadorov and Elias Lindholm and they both hugely impacted this series. Vancouver might have not been able to get it done without the help of the Calgary Flames.

If Nashville wants to go from a Wild Card team that everyone respects to a true contender, their depth needs to be addressed because it didn't show up as well as Vancouver's in this one.