3 Potential Landing Spots For Adam Gaudette

The Chicago Blackhawks have been shopping forward Adam Gaudette. He has been scratched multiple times and doesn't seem to be a fit in their current lineup. In his eight appearances this season, he also only has a goal and an assist. 

However, during the 2019-20 season, Gaudette showed that he has the potential to be a decent goal-scorer in this league. In 59 games with the Canucks that campaign, he had 12 goals and 31 points in 59 games. Therefore, a change of scenery could help spark him and also make teams interested in him for a cheap price.

Here are three potential landing spots for him.

Nashville Predators: It wouldn't hurt for the Predators to add a little more competition to their forward group. They've been dealing with injuries upfront for a lot of the season and aren't necessarily the strongest down the middle. They also currently have a 9-6-1 record, so they have done well. However, the Avalanche are only three points behind them and have three games in hand. Thus, trying to improve the forward group isn't a bad idea. 

Seattle Kraken: It may already be time for the Seattle Kraken to switch their roster up. At this time, they are at the bottom of the Pacific Division with a 4-11-1 record. So why would they add someone new? Gaudette is still a restricted free agent next summer and has shown offensive success in the past. Maybe going to a team like the Kraken could help him regroup, especially if he's given a better role there than with Chicago.

New York Rangers: With Sammy Blais done for the season, it's already been reported that the New York Rangers are on the hunt for another middle-six forward. When Gaudette is at his best, he can fit that description. The Blueshirts have a good amount of money right now, too, so taking on his $997,500 cap hit wouldn't be challenging for them at all. He could be a decent short-term fix, at a minimum. 

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