Nashville Predators: Top Standouts from the Scrimmages

Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes talks with referee Chris Lee (28) after a goal was overturned during the second period against the Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes talks with referee Chris Lee (28) after a goal was overturned during the second period against the Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Luke Kunin

Despite missing the first part of training camp due to contract negotiations, Luke Kunin made the most of his time in the scrimmages. He tallied goals in each game, and now the Predators have to find a place for him.

You can make arguments for Kunin to be anywhere from the fourth line to the second line, depending on how you fill out the taxi squad.

Kunin is a versatile player that does a little bit of everything. The hope is he’s entering the prime of his career and the Predators are getting him at just the right time.

Here’s what Kunin had to say about the intensity level in the scrimmages and playing with Matt Duchene, per Brooks Bratten:

"“The pace of play was really good tonight from both teams. And as far as playing with [my linemates]: two great players. It was fun to play with them, and I thought we got better as the game went on, created more chances, and hopefully we can just keep building trust”"

Consider it a very successful training camp for Kunin despite missing the first part of it. Putting him on the second line with Duchene isn’t out of the realm of possibility.