Now to the important stuff; let’s get out of the way the one player everyone agrees should stay on the team — Filip Forsberg. You get no disagreement from me on that one.
There are trade rumors out there swirling regarding teams interested in Forsberg and trying to come up with trade packages for the Predators to entertain .
Forsberg is the best and most talented forward on this team, and has proven to be consistent over the years. He is also on a tear to start the season, recording eight goals and seven assists in 17 games.
He may not be among the league’s “elite” forwards, but he is still a valuable asset with his blend of skill and consistency. And at age 26, it is reasonable to think that he has several years of high level play in his future.
Forsberg is due for a new contract and likely payday in 2022-2023, and that could be a point at which a decision is made on his future with the team. The Predators would be smart to pay him, because he is a foundational player and one of the best forwards the organization has had.
He may not get paid until after the offseason, but expect him to get another contract to remain on the team for several more years.