Top Contracts for Nashville Predators to Focus On For Offseason Ahead

May 27, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators players look on as Carolina Hurricanes players celebrate after an overtime win in game six of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
May 27, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators players look on as Carolina Hurricanes players celebrate after an overtime win in game six of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Matt Duchene
Nashville Predators center Matt Duchene (95) Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports /

Matt Duchene

He’s obviously not a free agent, but I think the Matt Duchene experiment in a Predators uniform needs to come to an end. It’s just never panned out here, and that contract gives me headaches every time I have to think of it.

This is where the expansion draft and the Seattle Kraken can come into play. The Predators’ best-case scenario is they find a way to send Duchene to the Kraken and they take on at least part of his contract.

Duchene could end up thriving in Seattle around more skilled players that fit his playing style. That hasn’t been the case here in Nashville for the most part, and this $8M per year contract that goes until 2025 is one I want the Predators to get out of if possible.

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Sending Duchene to Seattle could actually be a win-win for both parties. Duchene could get a chance for a fresh start and thrive with a new franchise while the Predators solve their expansion draft dilemma and shed what was a horrible contract by Poile.