Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/30/06 at 09:18 AM ET
When the NHL's free agency market opens tomorrow, the Predators will have two items on their shopping list: a top-quality center and a back-up goaltender. The goalie should be relatively easy to find, but the center might have to go on back order. This season's free-agent crop appears to be heavy at defense, moderate in net and at wing, and light at center. "Our thoughts are more toward center ice than any other position, but when you scan the list there's not a long list of high-quality center icemen,'' Predators General Manager David Poile said. "So a move like that might come after free agency. It might come via trade, if it does come. Sometimes what you need and what you get doesn't match up.''continued
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