Thursday, February 24, 2022

Why Nashville Predators should be Buyers

 The Nashville Predators currently hold the 1st wildcard spot in the western conference, but if they want to maintain that position, they will need to strengthen their team at the deadline and add some more pieces to the team. This is what the Nashville Predators should do at the Trade Deadline.



Trades:


Nashville Predators acquire John Klingberg from the Dallas Stars for Dante Fabbro, Cody Glass, 2023 1st round pick.

John Klingberg gives the Predators another high-end, puck-moving defenseman, which should help propel the team to new heights.

Nashville Predators also trade Nick Cousins, Rocco Grimaldi, 2024 3rd round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for Lawson Crouse, Riley Nash, Christian Fischer. If the Predators make it to the Conference Finals, the 3rd round pick becomes a 2nd round pick.

The Predators add some depth forwards to the team with the additions of Lawson Crouse, Riley Nash, and Christian Fischer; these players will bring some much-needed sandpaper to the 4th line.

The Predators also acquire Jeremy Lauzon, Colin Blackwell from the Seattle Kraken for 2022 5th round pick, 2024 7th round pick.

The additions of Lauzon and Blackwell give the Predators some depth on the team, which will definitely be needed in the postseason.


Players Trade For:

John Klingberg

Lawson Crouse

Christian Fischer 

Riley Nash

Jeremy Lauzon

Colin Blackwell


Players traded Away:

Dante Fabro

Cody Glass

Nick Cousins

Rocco Grimaldi

'22 5th

'23 1st

Cond. '24 3rd

'24 7th


Lineup After Trade deadline





F.Forsberg-Mi.Granlund-M.Duchene

L.Kunin-R.Johansen-P.Tomasino

Y.Trenin-C.Sissons-T.Jeannot

L.Crouse-R.Nash-Cr.Fischer

R.Josi-P.Myers

M.Ekholm-J.Klingberg

J.Lauzon-A.Carrier

J.Saros

D.Rittich

Spares: Co.Blackwell, M.McCarron, M.Borowiecki, M.Benning


With the moves made at the deadline, the Predators have assembled a team that could be a sleeper in the Western Conference.

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