Will Turris stay here the entire season?
One of the biggest ongoing stories over the offseason and during these first ten games is where will Turris end up? Are the Predators currently shopping him to other teams who maybe need him more? I don’t agree in the slightest with dealing Turris at this point.
Turris is having an outstanding start to the season. He’s showing his versatility and making the most of his minutes. He’s averaging 13:52 of ice time, the least amount of time since his third season in the NHL way back in 2010-11. Despite that, he’s still making his impact and helping the team big time.
Perhaps he’s increasing his trade value and will bring up a more enticing offer for an in-season trade, but I don’t see it happening. At least not during the season. Next offseason could be a different story. I think the best way to handle this is to hold onto Turris and allow him to keep helping your team for this particular season.
If a great deal you can’t refuse comes up in the offseason, then go for it. But don’t deal one of your top performers right now and risk really crippling your lineup. Keep Turris throughout the season, and I think they’ll do that.