Nashville Predators: Best Addition And Worst Subtraction Of The Summer

Now that the off-season seems to be slowing down, we have a pretty good idea of every team's roster heading into this upcoming year. In this segment, we will be going over the best addition and worst subtraction for each of them. Something important to note is that players who were re-signed or given extensions will not be eligible for the "best addition" section. The same applies for picks from this year's NHL Entry Draft.

The Nashville Predators will be looked at in this piece. They were very busy this summer and appear to be heading into a potential rebuild. It will be intriguing to see how they end up doing with their retooled roster. 

Best Addition: Phillippe Myers D

Cody Glass has the potential to eventually become their best off-season addition, but at this said time, Phillippe Myers should leave a bigger impact. In 44 games this past season with the Philadelphia Flyers, he scored a goal and had 11 points. With the Predators, he stands a solid shot of playing in their top-four, which seems like a good spot for him. He is still only 24 years old as well, so he could get better.

Worst Subtraction: Ryan Ellis D

Although Myers should be a nice addition, it stings that they lost Ryan Ellis in the deal. Ellis was one of Nashville's best defensemen for an entire decade, so his presence will be missed. In 35 games this season, he scored five goals and recorded 18 points. That are solid statistics from the backend, but he's capable of doing even more. Don't believe me? During the 2019-20 season, he had 38 points in just 49 games. When he's on his game, he can be a real scoring threat. 

Honorable mentions also should go out to Viktor Arvidsson, Calle Jarnkrok and longtime goaltender, Pekka Rinne. Things are truly changing in Nashville. 

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