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Why hasnt NSH signed fwds to fill their holes

Created by: oilsince95
Initial Creation Date: Dec 2, 2020
Published: Dec 2, 2020 at 2:50
Team: 2020-21 Nashville Predators
Team Explanation
They have the space, and this makes the fwd crop look pretty damn good. What is holding them back? Simply internal finances I guess?
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kunin, Luke3$2,750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Haula, Erik1$2,250,000
Hoffman, Mike1$5,500,000
Buyouts
  • Kyle Turris: $2,000,000
  • Steven Santini: $41,667
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
COL
NSH
NSH
2022
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
2023
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,951,976$0$3,700,000$1,548,024
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NSH
Forsberg, Filip
$6,000,000
LW
UFA - 2
NSH
Johansen, Ryan
$8,000,000
C, RW
UFA - 5
NSH
Arvidsson, Viktor
$4,250,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
NSH
Järnkrok, Calle
$2,000,000
LW, C, RW
UFA - 2
NSH
Duchene, Matt
$8,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 6
Hoffman, Mike
$5,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
NSH
Grimaldi, Rocco
$2,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Haula, Erik
$2,250,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
NSH
Kunin, Luke
$2,750,000
RW, C
RFA - 2
NSH
Tolvanen, Eeli
$894,166
LW
RFA - 1
NSH
Cousins, Nick
$1,500,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
NSH
Sissons, Colton
$2,857,143
RW, C
UFA - 6
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NSH
Josi, Roman
$9,059,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 8
NSH
Ellis, Ryan
$6,250,000
RD
UFA - 7
NSH
Rinne, Pekka
$5,000,000
G
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
NSH
Ekholm, Mattias
$3,750,000
LD
UFA - 2
NSH
Fabbro, Dante
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
NSH
Saros, Juuse
$1,500,000
G
RFA - 1
NSH
Borowiecki, Mark
$2,000,000
LD
UFA - 2
NSH
Benning, Matthew
$1,000,000
RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NSH
Tinordi, Jarred
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1
NSH
Trenin, Yakov
$725,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
NSH
Richardson, Brad
$1,000,000
C
UFA - 1

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Dec 2, 2020 at 2:55
#1
Leafs Sufferer
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Could be internal finances.

Maybe they have reached out to Hoff and Haula, maybe they don't like the contracts that were put in front of them. Who knows.

I'm surprised Hoffman hasn't been signed yet, hard to be picky right now when not too many teams can fork out a boat load of money right now.
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Dec 2, 2020 at 2:56
#2
imawesome
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I know you want Alex Killorn.
Dec 2, 2020 at 3:00
#3
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oilsince95
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Quoting: Ritzy
Could be internal finances.

Maybe they have reached out to Hoff and Haula, maybe they don't like the contracts that were put in front of them. Who knows.

I'm surprised Hoffman hasn't been signed yet, hard to be picky right now when not too many teams can fork out a boat load of money right now.


Internal finances is all that makes sense to me. Haula isn't absolutely necessary above, so they really have room to go higher on a 1 year with Hoffman than most teams (I imagine most are pushing 4-5 mil at him, NSH could easily do 6). Maybe Hoffman has many offers and is really just waiting for personal reasons depending on the start of the season etc., who knows.
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Dec 2, 2020 at 3:01
#4
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oilsince95
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Quoting: imawesome
I know you want Alex Killorn.


Ha, they could be Tampa's savior. I am no Nashville fan, just looking at this objectively. But with Hoffman, Haula and some other decent point producers out there for likely bargain one year deals, the adds onto Killorn would have to be damn impressive I'd reckon for NSH to go that route.
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Dec 2, 2020 at 3:07
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Sounds like they're still talking to Hoffman. Poile has repeatedly mentioned giving prospects like Tolvanen, Tomasino, Pitlick a shot this year. Makes sense to hold onto the cap space for now, and see what deals could be had, for helping teams like TB that are in cap hell. Signing Haula would really be an unnecessary luxury.
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Dec 2, 2020 at 3:27
#6
My Balls Itch
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 484
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some guys are probably waiting to see what the plan is for next season.
Dec 2, 2020 at 3:28
#7
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I think it was reported Nashville was looking at an internal cap around 70 mil or so. They're right around there with Kunin on a bridge.
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Dec 2, 2020 at 3:43
#8
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Various reasons could be in play:

1) Team is getting older and there's several forwards that appear to be close to NHL ready: Pitlick, Tolvanen, Tomasino, Trenin.
2) Takes two to tango: Could have offers on players but players have to be willing to sign
3) Looking at the trade market: With several teams in need of capspace, Nashville could make a move there
4) Internal finances deem it necessary to have a low cap this year
5) Waiting to see what the season will even look like: Will there be fans in the seats? How many games? etc. If it's a half season with no fans in the seats, might be a good season to tank and get a high pick.
Dec 2, 2020 at 3:50
#9
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Quoting: Sagecoll
I think it was reported Nashville was looking at an internal cap around 70 mil or so. They're right around there with Kunin on a bridge.


Where was this reported? I haven't seen anything about an internal cap.
Dec 2, 2020 at 4:56
#10
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Because:
A) The stands were empty and they couldn't sell $25 margaritas to the Carrie Underwoods / Toby Keiths / Keith Urbans etc. so now they are on an internal budget of $65M
B) They don't like the remaining UFA's out there?
C) They are waiting to jump in at the last minute to save Tampa and spend up to the $81.5M cap to take all of their inflated contracts for a bunch of 1st & 2nd round picks
D) Poile became gun shy after that Johansen for Jones trade and letting Trotz go to Washington...and now he just can't make a decision
D) All of the above
E) None of the above
Dec 2, 2020 at 5:19
#11
Joined: Oct 2020
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lol the title

ignore me im immature
 
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