The addition of Nick Bonino isn’t at a modest price, which is why I can’t give a top grade. He comes to Nashville for a $4.1 million annual salary, but in return an all-around solid player will help fill the void of the other notable departures.
Bonino ends up being the blockbuster deal of the offseason, and rightfully so. He’ll provide championship experience, a toughness factor and an ability to contribute in many areas. He’s not going to light up the box score every night. However, he will do things that stats can’t always measure.
The Predators already have plenty of young talent, so adding Bonino makes sense as they’ll get some veteran leadership for the top two lines. My only reservation is did they possibly overpay?