By Adam Vingan  (The Athletic)

At the end of the season, Peter Laviolette bared his soul as he explained how the Predators tried everything to fix their dysfunctional, league-worst power play. Nothing worked. Only six teams in the salary-cap era (2005-present) have finished a season with a success rate lower than the Predators’ 12.9 percent.

In an attempt to tackle the problem and avoid the same fate next season, the Predators added to their staff by hiring Dan Lambert, most recently the head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs, as an assistant coach.

Lambert spoke to The Athletic last week, with much of the interview focused on how he intends to return the Predators’ power play to respectability. Some of his responses have been edited for clarity.

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