Nashville Predators: Five Hypothetical Trades to Entertain this Offseason

Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Tyler Toffoli, Vancouver Canucks
Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Vancouver Canucks (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

Tyler Toffoli

Position: Right Wing
Current Team: Vancouver Canucks
2020 Salary Cap Hit: $4.6M

If the Predators want some scoring on their second line, they may do well to take a look at Tyler Toffoli.

Toffoli posted 44 points (24 goals, 20 assists) last season with the Los Angeles Kings, which would’ve been good enough for third on the Predators. He also scored four points in this year’s playoffs for the Vancouver Canucks as his team put up a valiant effort but came up short against the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round. .

Toffoli is a scorer who would benefit from being with a puck handler like Duchene. He could boost that second line and, if matched with Eeli Tolvanen, become a potent line for the Predators.

The salary falls right in line for the Predators, who could swing a higher payday for Toffoli than other suitors.

I would offer Bonino and a second-round pick to the Canucks. Bonino could bring some experience to an otherwise young team. He can also offer some Stanley Cup experience as well.

The Predators would get a younger skater in Toffoli who is experienced and whose career could be on the upswing. Another bold trade move to consider, but bold moves are sometimes necessary when you’re teetering between relevancy and the basement of your division.