As expected: getting a depth defender. Not expected: the price.
The tall forward signed an entry-level deal after his college hockey season’s conclusion.
"Competitive" or not, it’s becoming clear that Nashville is taking the rebuild more seriously than before.
David Poile continues to make moves to shore up the scoring depth as training camp approaches.
The forward and the team will give each other another chance.
Several signings are on the books, so why not hear about these players from people who have covered them?
The 27-year-old forward was not given a qualifying offer by Vegas last week, and heads to Nashville.
The Predators continue to get younger, while also sacrificing their early second-round pick.
The organization adds to a thin pipeline in net.
The organization sent forward Laurent Dauphin to Montreal in return.
There were no other headline-grabbing parts of this deal. None at all.
Cap space is only worth as much as you do with it. This is about the P.K. Subban trade, but it’s also about a lot of other things that will be increasingly important to the Predators as they explore being a cap-ceiling team, with all the good and the bad that that entails.
The Preds’ best all-around defender has been traded for spare parts.
The Predators add depth to their back end.
It was obvious Hartman wasn’t going to stay, but this one is weird.
This isn’t any of the trades we were hoping for, but it’s the trade that happened.
Sorry, this isn’t the Panarin trade.
Moreover, Poile’s strategy is a recycled tactic.