Nov 21, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Nashville Predators forward Colin Wilson (33) carries the puck across mid ice during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports
Nashville Predators trade rumors are hot and heavy.
That is the kind of thing that happens when you go over three and a half games without a goal. Casual and hard-core fans alike start to worry and are reaching for the panic button. Is David Poile reaching for his own button?
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As we mentioned in the above article, there are things to like and things to worry about when it come to the Predators. The biggest thing by far that is a glaring problem is the lack of a true number one center. There are a number or rumors floating around that point to remedying that. Some make sense and some don’t. We are just the messenger and gathering them for you.
This past weekend the Predators made what could be termed an interesting move when they grabbed Petter Granberg off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Granberg is a young stay-at-home defenseman with size and not a lot of offensive talent. It was a bit surprising though as it’s a point of strength for the Predators and they were already carrying eight defensemen. Could they be thinking about trading one of them?
There are always teams that are practically dying for a good defenseman and especially if they can carry the puck. The Predators have a wealth of those behind Shea Weber and Roman Josi in Ryan Ellis, Seth Jones, and Mattias Ekholm. Any one of them is practically worth their weight in gold on the trade market if you are willing to part with them.
Adam Vingan and the Tennessean in his Mailbag mentioned that David Poile told Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski:
"“In goal and in defense, we’re very pleased there,” Poile told Wyshynski. “Can we improve our forwards a bit? That would probably be the missing piece. … I’m happy with our team, but we have a lot of hockey to play to get to the position of getting to the playoffs and getting to the trade deadline, when you see what’s available to you.”"
Anyway, as we mentioned, there are plenty of rumors out there so we thought we would gather some of them up and let you throw them around the water cooler.
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