Offseason Acquisition of Kyle Turris
Kyle Turris has been an enigma for the Nashville Predators organization since his arrival via trade before the 2017-2018 season.
After spending time with the Phoenix Coyotes and the Ottawa Senators, Turris was acquired in a three-team trade that also involved, interestingly enough, Matt Duchene.
Upon arrival, the Predators signed Turris to a massive six-year deal worth $36M.
After Turris posted three good seasons in a row with Ottawa, this seemed like a good idea at the time. However, the contract length has always been suspect.
Turris and the Predators have just never been a great fit. His production versus the amount he is paid is lopsided. Management may have had visions of Turris being a star center, but it just hasn’t panned out.
Whether it is Turris’s inability to fit in or the coaching staff not using him properly in the lineup, we may never know. We have seen flashes of his ability but not enough to justify that huge paycheck.