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What The Nashville Predators Should Do At The Trade Deadline

from Joe Rexrode of The Tennessean,

So maybe saying the Predators should stand pat is a “no duh” kind of thing. But I keep hearing about Philadelphia power forward Wayne Simmonds. He sure would give this team the net-front presence it craves. And he'd almost certainly cost too much.

Why toy with the chemistry of a team that has demonstrated a lot of it by being in solid position despite all these fragmented lineups? David Poile traded a first-round pick last season for Ryan Hartman, who has 16 points in 48 games and is playing on the fourth line, and now Poile is down to more picks, Eeli Tolvanen and Dante Fabbro as viable trade assets … if he doesn’t want to dip into the Preds’ roster....

To me, you make all inquiries and ultimately go with your core. You swing a smaller deal to add physicality if one emerges. You hope Laviolette figures a way to get a bunch of guys who have done a lot of good work on the power play together to remember how they did it.

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Not sure where that link is going, but the rest of the story is here:

Posted by EthrDemon on 01/17/19 at 11:28 AM ET

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Thanks and fixed.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/17/19 at 11:33 AM ET

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