Philip Tomasino, under unfortunate circumstances due to the Filip Forsberg injury, is back on the NHL level for the Nashville Predators. It has infuriated and puzzled many fans as to why he hasn’t been called up sooner with the team’s offensive ineptitude, and reserving spots for players like Cole Smith and Mark Jankowski.
Be that as it may, Tomasino obviously stands to remain on the NHL level for the duration once the trade deadline passes and Poile is a big time seller.
I’ll bring up Granlund again because he’s a veteran I’d really love to move on from to give Tomasino a full-time place in the lineup. No offense meant for Granlund here, but the match isn’t there anymore. He probably wants out deep down as well and I wouldn’t blame him if he does.
Tomasino, just like Glass and Parssinen, should be part of the long-term plans of the organization and hopefully all three are future top-six forwards.
After the trade deadline, I won’t be focused as much on wins and losses and will have my full focus on how Tomasino, Glass and Parssinen continue to develop and build chemistry on the NHL level.