NHL Rumors: Predators Looking For Trade Partner For Young Defenceman

The Nashville Predators have long been a great defensive team that produces great defensive talent. Along with drafting great defencemen who are scattered throughout the league, they also manage to trade for top defenders as well. This season's roster shows that that trend has continued in full force as they have a solid and full back-end.

Though this has caused a logjam, it's not a bad problem to have. Nick Kypreos said that the Predators' general manager David Poile wants to move out a defenceman and is willing to part with Dante Fabbro for the right price.

When the Predators' lineup is healthy, Fabbro has been playing on the third pair after he was expected to be a top pairing defenceman alongside Roman Josi this season. The former 2016 17th overall pick is only 24 years old and still has lots of potential. That is why the Predators won't just give him away for nothing.

Fabbro has one goal and five points in 26 games in his fourth season in the NHL. He really took a step forward last season but is now averaging 2.5 minutes fewer this season. He could benefit greatly by a change in scenery and more minutes on a rebuilding team or up-and-coming team.

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