Strengthening the Farm
Just before the trade deadline on Monday afternoon, the Predators announced a multi-asset deal with the Arizona Coyotes. In this trade, Nashville sends forward PC Labrie and defenseman Trevor Murphy to Arizona, in exchange for forward Tyler Gaudet and defenseman John Ramage.
The deal has little NHL implications, as the four players have a combined 22 NHL games under their collective belt. What it does is add depth to the Predators’ system, give assets to the Milwaukee Admirals. You can never have too much depth.
This move won’t make too many headlines, as there is a small chance that Gaudet or Ramage will ever see the ice in Bridgestone Arena, however, this is a great trade that strengthens the farm system.
Today was a very calm day compared to what many expected. There were talks of blockbuster trades that involved Nashville, that never amounted to anything. Personally, I am very happy about that. This team seems to have all the components it needs, to beat anyone in their way.
When the Nashville Predators play their best hockey, they are an awfully dangerous team. Pekka Rinne is having a career year, the Nashville blue line is among the best in the league, and the offense is lethal when it’s clicking.
Despite little action, today was a good day for the Predators. Mike Fisher finally resigned, bringing some needed veteran leadership back into the locker room. Nashville moved around some draft picks. The Predators added depth and skill on offense, and capitalized on a solid farm system, to help future needs.
As Ice Cube once said, “Today was a good day”
It might not have been as exciting as we thought, but overall it was a good day.
Go Preds Go.