I really can't see this team NOT making it to the second round, at least. Last season, Nashville started the playoffs with a back-up goalie. If Vokoun plays as well during the playoffs as he did in the regular season, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think the Preds can win the Cup.
Someone in a Canadian NHL city just started crying when I typed that last sentence, and he doesn't know why.
Chris Mason wasn't the problem during last season's playoffs. The rest of the team just played badly. Lots of giveaways and not enough shots on net. They played better the year before against Detroit. I was satisfied with that series. I wasn't satisfied last season.