Nashville Predators: Ripple Effect to the Ryan Ellis Trade

Ryan Ellis #4 and Fillip Forsberg #9 (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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You’re getting what you asked for, a youth movement

Remind me again why some fans are up in arms over this trade, other than having an emotional attachment to Ellis?

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It’s clearly a response to the Predators needing to reset everything and think about the long-term future, and I could’ve sworn so many fans were clamoring about a great, big youth movement back in March.

Set the emotions aside on losing a fan-favorite and likeable player like Ellis. It’s not fun to see him wear another team’s uniform, but this is what many asked for, just a little later than what I would’ve liked to see. I wanted to see a shakeup at the trade deadline.

Either way, Poile is making a bold stance here that could blow up in his face, or make him look brilliant. None of us truly know the outcome of that right now. We don’t know what impact Glass and Myers will have.

As it pertains to the current Predators roster just days before the expansion draft, it opens up the door for young players like Alexandre Carrier, Jeremy Davies and trade acquisition Myers to find impactful time on the NHL roster.