A few weeks ago, we published a story about the Brett Hartnett trade and the impact it had on the NHL, and a few weeks later, the Nashville Predators offered to trade their 2012 first-round pick for a player who was the leading scorer in the NHL for the past two seasons.
Now, we have a new report from The Sports Xchange, which quotes a source with knowledge of the Predators’ thinking, saying that the team wants to add a scorer to their roster in the summer of 2020.
The source also notes that Nashville is interested in bringing forward defenseman Josh Gorges, who is currently playing in Finland, as well as forward Justin Falk, a forward who has had a strong season in Nashville.
The Predators also have interest in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jack Skille, who could become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The Nashville Predators are a team that has been in the mix for years for a defenseman.
Their last major acquisition in the 2011-12 season was defenseman Shea Weber, who went on to play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Los Angeles Kings.
Although Nashville is still waiting for Weber to play at the next level, they are trying to get a deal done with the defenseman, according to The SportsXchange.
The deal could include the Predators acquiring a defenseman with a cap hit of at least $5.5 million, and could include a player that would give Nashville an even higher cap hit than the current one-year cap hit.
The two teams are also reportedly interested in adding forwards and goaltenders to Nashville’s roster, with the Predators trying to add more to their organization in the offseason.