To Stay or To Go? Tracking These Nashville Predators 2024 Free Agents

The Predators have six pending unrestricted free agents for the 2024 offseason, while also having a Juuse Saros extension or trade looming. Who stays and who goes?
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3. Anthony Beauvillier, $4.15M in 2023-24, Acquired at 24' Trade Deadline

Does Trotz decide to keep at least one of his trade deadline rentals between Anthony Beauvillier or Jason Zucker. I can see Beauvillier being cheaper to retain and he's only 26-years-old.

The Predators offense picked the worst time to go on an offensive drought in the first round of the playoffs, but at least Beauvillier scored a goal and was very noticeable trying to generate pressure on Canucks defenders.

Beauvillier had nine shots on goal, scored once and also had an assist in the six-game elimination to the Canucks. He wasn't able to do much in his 15 regular season games, but how much should he be given a pass considering he had switched to so many teams?

The Islanders gave Beauvillier a decent pay raise in 2021 bumping his AAV from $2.1 million to his current $4.150 million. Where does Trotz see his value at now as a General Manager, and not his Head Coach?

Beauvillier has a history with Trotz on the Islanders so I can see a scenario where Trotz finds a way to bargain with Beauvillier to keep him around for another year at a manageable price. Not saying it's a game-changer to keep him around, but I would be interested to see how Beauvillier benefits from sticking around through training camp and getting more time with this franchise.

I would also suspect that Beauvillier would prefer to stay in Nashville even if it's for less money. I can't imagine he wants to joins his fourth team in the last two seasons.

This isn't me saying Beauvillier is better than Zucker if Trotz chooses between the two on who to retain. It's about age and price. I think he's re-signed to a one-year deal.