The Nashville Predators have been rumored in the hunt to add one more forward to their roster. If it means giving up a top defenseman, it would be a big mistake.
The Nashville Predators have been in trade talks with the Colorado Avalanche for about the last year and a half now. The Avalanche have a forward in Matt Duchene that GM David Poile has coveted for quite some time. That, of course, has been the Achilles heel of the Nashville Predators for so long-not enough offense. Poile knows he has a good enough system of prospects to get almost any player he wants. But, Colorado general manager, Joe Sakic, wants a king’s ransom for Duchene. He knows the Nashville Predators have the deepest defensive unit in the league, when healthy.
It has been rumored he has gunned for either Mattias Ekholm or Ryan Ellis. As time goes on, and Duchene becomes less enamored with Colorado, it seems that Sakic is more and more willing to trade Duchene. But, he still wants a high return. If this drags on long enough, David Poile might just bite. If he does, he would truly be hurting his team’s chances at winning the Stanley Cup he so desires.