After all the hype and media love, the Nashville Predators were bounced from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the second round.
It's a disappointing result considering they made it to the finals last year and traded away their first round and second round picks along with defensive prospect Samuel Girard during the season.
While there's many reasons the Predators couldn't get past the Winnipeg Jets, one big reason was the disappointing play of goalie, Pekka Rinne.
The Vezina nominee posted a 43-13-4 record during the regular season along with a .927 save percentage and 2.31 goals against average, but struggled in the playoffs with just a 7-6 record along with a .904 save percentage and 3.07 goals against average, not exactly stellar return for $7million.
Over his career Rinne has a 43-40 postseason record and only a .904 save percentage during the playoffs compared to his career .919 regula season save percentage.
During the last couple of years, Predators general manager David Poile has made some of the boldest moves in the league and might be ready for another one.
Matt Larkin of The Hockey News believes that Poile might be ready to move on from Rinne the same way he traded Shea Weber two summers ago.
There definitely wouldn't be a shortage of suitors for the veteran goalie who only has one year left on his contract.