Nashville Predators might decide to go all in at trade deadline
Last week I wrote that the Nashville Predators should be cautious buyers at the trade deadline, and I still feel that way now as we enter March.
The Predators just came out of a brutal stretch of hockey since the All-Star break that included opponents that are supereme candidates to hoist the Stanley Cup later this summer. They went through a losing streak, but bounced back nicely in wins over the Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars.
As for “going all in” at the trade deadline, the Predators just aren’t in that tier. They’re a quality team that might be able to pull off a first round upset, but I don’t see their ceiling being any higher than that even if they do make a big addition or two at the deadline.
But the question will remain until right up to the March 21 deadline on what David Poile will do. And of course all attention is still on re-signing Forsberg, which Poile reitirated to Brooks Bratten on Monday:
Good luck guessing which way Poile decides to go in his approach to the trade deadline, but I’m leaning towards he stays largely uninvolved and puts all of his attention into re-signing Forsberg, which takes us to our next major question swirling around this team.