Stay the course on the youth path
The Nashville Predators got a little younger in 2021-22 and gave some of their up-and-coming players chances to play full-time, most importantly Philip Tomasino. He played in 76 games in his first season in the NHL. Pretty strong achievement for the 20-year-old.
Additionally, you saw Alexandre Carrier take on a vital role on defense and played really well. Tanner Jeannot confirmed Poile’s decision to protect him in the expansion draft by hanging around in the Calder Trophy race all season.
Glass has had an oustanding season for the Milwaukee Admirals by leading the team in points with 62, and racking up 48 assists. I can realistically see him moving in for a departed Nick Cousins who is going to be an unrestricted free agent.
Despite the Predators needing to add a veteran scorer in free agency, they’re still predominantly heading down a path of leaning on a lot of younger players.