May 26, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MG1986</b></div><div>Nashville is receiving more offense here, which is what they are lacking and Bracco should be the NHL. He is too soft on the back-checking, which is why I think he would flourish on a team like Nashville, where playing defense is written each of these players' DNA. In my opinion, Barrie is worth a 1st and a mid-level prospect, so Nash could either parlay that, or use Barrie, and I think he would do well in Nashville too, because their D is also pretty defensive-minded, which would allow Barrie to be more himself (aka offensive).</div></div>
Maybe in past years, but not this year. Nashville is all offense and no defense/goaltending this year. So this deal doesn't really help them in that regard. They are scoring goals, just can't keep them out of their own net. Again, just not the right pieces for the Preds. If they make a move like this, it would be in the off-season too. Preds may sell - in which case, Granlund, Smith, Hamhuis, Weber, Irwin, Bonino, or Grimaldi could be traded, or they may buy - in which case, they would be looking for depth D and PK-specialist forward depth.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Propeller09</b></div><div>Don't want this come off as bad - I think Forsberg is awesome and I would take him on the Bruins in a heartbeat, but does he not seem like he should be better? I don't watch him daily, but when I see Preds games, he is force. I know he is still young, but I feel like he should be pushing 100pts/Panarin like numbers. How come he isn't getting there?</div></div>
I think injuries have hurt his progress a bit - two years ago he had 64 points in 67 games which was his best ppg year, last year 50 in 64, and this year 40 in 53 so far. But this year is a down year for nearly the whole Preds team except for Josi, Ellis, Bonino, and Grimaldi basically. He looked unstoppable with Duchene at the start of the year, but that fizzled when he got injured. I think if he could stay healthy for a full season he would get 75+ points and that would boost his confidence for the following season. Unfortunately, he can also get a bit lazy sometimes so that doesn't help either. But other times, he puts the team on his back (much like Josi can). All in all, I think it's mostly related to health and confidence, and when healthy, he is a beast.