Predators still looking to deal before NHL Draft

Predators still looking to deal before NHL Draft (Image 1)
Predators still looking to deal before NHL Draft (Image 1)

The Nashville Predators are looking for scoring and General Manager David Poile does not seem to care where he gets it. 

Poile and the Predators pick 11th in the upcoming NHL Draft on June 27, and they have made it no secret they are looking for offense. 

They could simply draft a forward at 11, trade it for a current NHL player, or move up in the draft.

Poile, who has been open to a trade since the season ended, did not back off of that stance Tuesday.

“There’s always that possibility. I would trade that first round pick. I’m not predicting that will happen, but I’m just saying that if somebody had that top six forward I would certainly consider trading our first round pick,” Poile stated.

The Predators parted with head coach Barry Trotz after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. 

After the season Poile said he is trying to take the team in a new direction with more offense. 

With a late surge, the Predators finished 18th in the league in scoring at 2.61 goals per game.

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