The general manager of the Nashville Predators, David Boyle, after sending Ryan Ellis and Victor Avidson in July, said that his club is experiencing “Competitive reconstruction“. Whether Filip Forsberg will be involved remains to be determined.
The 27-year-old Forsberg will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Since completing his full-time NHL debut in the 2014-15 season, He led the predators Despite missing from injury in the past four seasons, the total number of goals (177) and points (379).
Adam Wengen It is believed that Poile will have to sell Forsberg’s short-term and long-term plans for Predators. He must also determine the value of the left winger.
Forsberg’s current average annual value is $6 million. He can get more than $8 million on the open market, but Vingan thinks it is wise for the Predators not to pay the money, citing his injury history and unstable production. However, he also admitted that it is questionable whether Forsberg will accept an annual income of $8 million less than teammates Ryan Johnson and Matt Duchene.
Boston GlobeMatt Porter Think Boyle should consider trading Forsberg this season. He has sent Ellis and Avidson in exchange for draft picks and young players, and he believes that Forsberg can bring “exciting prospects and young NHL players who have not yet reached the peak” in return.
If Forsberg is unwilling to accept a long-term contract extension of less than $8 million, Poile can consider this option. Unless he can allow Johnson or Duchene to make room for Forsberg’s new contract, if his club sells the winger before the trade deadline in March, the general manager of the Predators has no choice.