Nashville Predators: Candidates for the Offseason Trade Block

Nashville Predators center Matt Duchene (95) Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Nashville Predators center Matt Duchene (95) Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Rocco Grimaldi, Nashville Predators
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Rocco Grimaldi, UFA 2022-23, $2M Cap Hit

This one stings way more than the first two trade block options I’ve named. Rocco Grimaldi is so easy to cheer for and is an entertaining player to watch. He deserves regular ice time for someone, even if it’s not for the Nashville Predators next season.

Grimaldi has been misused on this team under Hynes, and now might be the time to give him an opportunity to flourish elsewhere. With Arvidsson out of the picture, maybe that actually frees up room for Grimaldi to make a bigger impact in 2022-23, but I still have my doubts.

There could be a decent market out there for Grimaldi, and if you’re not going to use him properly, then at least get something valuable out of him. Again, mid to late round draft pick might be the most you can ask for. Perhaps a prospect if a team really likes Grimaldi’s offensive flare and they’re in need of something like that.

If Grimaldi does return to the Predators for 2022-23, then my goodness find a way to get him more ice time and utilize him properly.