With the Nashville Predators trading Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson this summer, it is looking like the Preds are rebuilding their roster.
Matt Porter of the Boston Globe asks the question, if you’re Predators general manager David Poile, don’t you have to try to deal Filip Forsberg? His expiring $6 million deal is reasonably priced and lacks trade protection.
Porter went on to say, Poile should trade Forsberg, 27, for exciting prospects and young NHLers who have yet to peak. There were NHL rumors last season that Forsberg was available for a trade but the team played really well down the stretch and the team decided to keep him for a playoff run.
Poile will likely ask for top prospects and a 1st round pick for Forsberg. A trade will likely happen closer to the 2022 NHL trade deadline as teams will have more salary cap space to take on Forsberg’s contract.