Granlund’s time in Nashville has been, inconsistent, to say the least. Besides two stretches — a potent one late last regular season and another in his very first few games of this season — he hasn’t worked out with the Predators, and there is no reason to think he has a real future on the team.
He would be a perfect guy to get rid of at the trade deadline, as he is in the middle of a cheap one-year, $3.75M contract.
Granlund has been a consistently lethal player in the past, so there is hope that he too could be a player that is rejuvenated by a fresh start and help another team push for a Stanley Cup.
The Predators will not get the biggest haul in return for him, as there is no doubt that his overall performance for them has hurt his value. Nonetheless, they should take what they can get for him as opposed to letting him walk free.
Granlund in a turn of events rejoined the team over this past offseason after not re-signing with them initially. The Predators are struggling to score goals, and they need him to start contributing.