In House Options
The Predators roster is chock full of players listed as natural centers. Calle Jarnkrok probably headlines this option, but Colin Wilson and Craig Smith both have “C’s” stamped in their natural position column.
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The problem with this idea is that Nashville comes close to struggling with depth at the wings, and can ill-afford losing talent at those positions. However, if prospects like Kevin Fiala and Pontus Aberg can prove themselves capable NHL wingers next year, it may help to loosen labels in an injury-provoked situation.
The Nashville front office also seems dedicated to resigning depth forward and grinder Cody Bass, who gained favor after logging some hard earned minutes during this past postseason. He has displayed solid ability on the dot and could, in a pinch, step into the fourth line role, moving Sissons up the chart.
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