Nearing the March 21st NHL Trade Deadline, the Nashville Predators occupy the Western Conferences’ first wild card spot with 64 points, one point behind the Minnesota Wild for a top-three spot in the playoff race.
This means Nashville Predators GM David Poile will need to make a tough choice on whether to be a buyer or a conservative seller at the deadline.
Regardless on what Poile decides, a current member of the Predators’ roster will likely no longer be on the team after the deadline.
Per CapFriendly, the Predators have a little over $10.2 million in Salary cap available this season, and a little over $24.1 million next season, assuming Filip Forsberg signs between $8.5-$10 million per season, that gives them between $14.1-$15.6 million in cap space to sign the few pending free agents.
This would mean making that proverbial splash in free agency, which some fans are understandbly against and would rather the team forge ahead with what has already gotten them in the playoff race.
Here are some assets the Nashville Predators could offer in trade packages if they do decide to beef up their roster.