Nashville Predators: Armchair GM Season is Upon Us

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 08: With 1,320 wins, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile became, on March 1, 2018, the winningest general manager in NHL history. He was honored prior to the March 8, 2018, game between the Predators and the Anaheim Ducks, held at Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, Tennessee. Poile surpassed Glen Sather, who finished his career with 1,319 wins. (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 08: With 1,320 wins, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile became, on March 1, 2018, the winningest general manager in NHL history. He was honored prior to the March 8, 2018, game between the Predators and the Anaheim Ducks, held at Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, Tennessee. Poile surpassed Glen Sather, who finished his career with 1,319 wins. (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Synopsis

The Nashville Predators have plenty of decisions to make this offseason. Unfortunately, those decisions are limited unless the Predators clear some cap space. It is hard, but that is the nature of the game. When winning championships is expected, you have to make tough decisions.

Subban and Turris are the most obvious players to move. They both are paid handsomely and would open up a ton of cap space and flexibility for the Predators. The Predators can take that cap space and sign two, really good players in Duchene and Dzingel. They also will open up a spot for Fabbro to play top four minutes on defense.

The Nashville Predators will finally have their number two Center and another consistent scorer on the wing. The NHL is an offensive league. It doesn’t make sense to continue to drive your offense through the defensemen. Forwards score more. It is a fact. Make these deals happen and score more.

If you enjoyed this article and have often felt like you should be the GM for the Nashville Predators, head on over to CapFriendly.com. All of the contract and salary cap information I used in this piece is from Cap Friendly. They also have a fun little feature called Armchair GM. You are able to take whatever team you want and make any moves you desire. If you do make a team, publish it, then tweet @predlines the name of your team and we will be sure to check it out!