Offer up a quality veteran
Last week, Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli said Nick Cousins may be involved in a package deal at the deadline for a high end player. The pending free agent carries a $1.5 million cap hit and would help a team trading a big name player avoid going under the minimum salary cap or avoid pulling a prospect from the AHL to play on a mediocre NHL team for the remainder of the season.
Cousins, 28, is in his second season with the Predators, where he has 13 points in 42 games. His value is relatively low but could be a nice piece in a package. Cousins will end up wherever the Predators can end up getting a high end player from, if they do.
Potential Fits: PHI, ARZ, VAN, SEA
Cousins is connected strongly to Philadelphia, as he spent the first three seasons of his career there and was drafted by current Flyers’ Senior Advisor Paul Holmgren.