Predators: Looking at the Biggest Unrestricted Free Agents Next Offseason

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 19: Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena on November 19, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 19: Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena on November 19, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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This team could end up looking completely different at this time next year as several players are becoming unrestricted free agent next offseason.

The big names of the Nashville Predators are here for a few more years baring some kind of unexpected trade. However, there are some key depth players due to become unrestricted free agents, and the Predators won’t be able to keep them all.

The Predators already took care of business by re-signing Roman Josi earlier this year. That was the big point of order that everyone took a sigh of relief that it got done. He’s such a critical piece of how this team operates both offensively and defensively.

Austin Watson was also re-signed not too long ago. He’s a player that brings toughness and grit to the fourth line, while also chipping in the dirty areas to score goals. It’s been somewhat of an underwhelming season for him so far.

Let’s take a look at every unrestricted free agent and if the Predators should keep them or let them go. All contract numbers are according to CapFriendly.com.