Nashville Predators: Best and Worst Trades over the Last Decade

Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators answers questions during Media Day for the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators answers questions during Media Day for the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

The Trade:

You want to talk about a trade that drove a stake in my heart at the time? Losing David Legwand crushed me as a lifelong Predators fan. It was hard, but I also understood that it made sense.

Looking back on it now, it’s a beautiful trade that’s still bearing huge results for the Predators. Calle Jarnkrok is currently 2nd on the team in goals with nine, and 3rd on the team in points with 15.

Legwand’s successful NHL career was close to coming to an end at that point, and the Predators made the tough, but wise, decision to move on from their first every draft pick.

What really stung about this trade was the team it was with. Of all teams, you trade Legwand to the Detroit Red Wings. We probably have the last laugh as I’m sure the Red Wings would love to have an offensive player like Jarnkrok on their team right now.

Get buckled up for some big trades in the coming week or so as the Predators could be entering a rebuild, or give people the fear that they go for it one more time by being buyers.