A bit Salty about this one
What team would not want a hard-working forward who doesn’t mind some physical play? That is exactly what they would receive if acquiring Miikka Salomaki. Every time he is on the ice he finds his way into the play. On offense, he tends to work the net or make a pass to a cutting teammate. But, when the opponent gets the puck, watch out of Salomaki to level a quality hit.
While averaging just over 10 minutes per game, Salomaki is fourth on the Predators in hits with 91. He is a defensive forward but can handle the puck. This season, Salomaki has blocked 32 shots, has 11 takeaways but only five turnovers. Not bad for a fourth line player.
The problem becomes finding ice time once Mike Fisher returns. There will be little room for game minutes at that time, and Salomaki is no longer able to be sent down to Milwaukee. Because of his physical play, teams make ask for Salomaki to be packaged in any deal.