It hurts to be discussing Arvidsson right now, as it looks as if the guy has hit a permanent wall. He had cemented himself by averaging 30-plus goals in three seasons starting in 2016-2017, but was just never the same player after 2018-2019.
He appeared to re-gain his form in Edmonton last August, but has once again struggled to start this season. It is a shame for a guy as talented as Arvidsson, but for whatever reason, he just hasn’t put it together lately.
But it’s not all bad with him, as he is on a reasonable contract of $4.25M per-year through the 2023-2024 season.
Even with Arvidsson’s struggles, part of that can be blamed on the team around him also struggling, and I am sure there would be a team that would take a chance on him rejuvenating his career with a fresh start.
What is likely the worst that happens? That team gets a middle-six forward making about what his performance is worth on the ice.
Arvidsson could return to form, but that is unlikely to happen on the Predators, so I think Poile is going to take advantage of the opportunity he has and trade his former 30-goal scorer.