Free Agents Part II
If you want to talk natural left winger who would fit right in with Smashville’s hardnosed style, you want to talk Milan Lucic. I’ve always envisioned Lucic as a model prospect for sporting the fangs on his chest- he brings significant grit with his scoring, notching 20 goals and 55 points as an embattled two-way forward last season.
But, alas, much like the idea of Steven Stamkos in gold, Lucic carries a big name and a bigger price tag. Coming off a 6 million dollar season, the odds are far less than favorable that he finds a home in Nashville. Though, while on the topic, Stamkos himself wouldn’t be a terrible choice at left wing if the front office felt the need to mortage the franchise pipeline.
Another big name option at left wing is Andrew Ladd, who played for two different teams in the Predator’s division last year. Ladd is a natural leader with a scoring touch who marked 25 goals and 45 points while earning $4.4 million last season. He matches well with the game Nashville plays, but will be highly sought after and assuredly overpaid for his services.
Check in when we review the right wing position for some free agent prospects that could serve as valuable pieces of Nashville’s roster for a more value-conscious price. But now, we conclude the left wing options with one more huge name that has been recently linked to the Predators:
Next: The Trade Option