#5: Colton Sissons
Remaining Contract: 3 Years Left, $2.857M AAV
This first one on my list would drive a stake into my heart if it happened because I appreciate the hell out of how he plays and carries himself. Colton Sissons has been a mainstay in the depth of the Predators lineup since 2016-17 when he played in 58 games and added another six goals and six assists in the playoff run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.
And yes, Sissons did indeed score.
Moving on from that to current times, there are a lot of teams who would love to have a Sissins type of player on their roster. I think he fits a rebuilding team more so than a team competing for a Stanley Cup.
Dealing Sissons would have to really make sense for the Predators, but you would shed some cap room and a long-term deal with three years remaining, even though he is relatively cheap for what he gives on the ice. That’s why I think some teams will be intrigued if he’s made available. Because he is a bargain for a two-way veteran forward who wins faceoffs and plays valuable penalty kill minutes.
I don’t see this actually happening, but Sissons starts off my list because if the Predators do lose eight of their next 10 or something crazy like that before the deadline, you have to consider dealing almost anyone and tearing this thing back down to the studs.