How about this one. Trade Kevin Fiala, another player, and this year’s sixth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for William Nylander. The young 20+ goal scorer is still not playing for Toronto and there are no signs on when that could change.
Now, it would take the Predators signing Nylander long-term, but they are a season away from having to pay Fiala. Can the Predators make room for Nylander? It may take sending Calle Jarnkrok to Toronto as well. Or Austin Watson.
This one is a long-shot no matter how much we want to see it happen. But, as Toronto continues to play well, the need for Nylander will diminish. Maybe his contract demands will as well.
No matter how you look at it, the Nashville Predators will need help on the top line. Viktor Arvidsson is the engine on the JoFA line and the team. Now that he is out for at least 6 weeks, finding the right fit for Arvidsson’s spot is crucial. Only those worthy of the spot should be considered.