Nashville Predators Rumors: 3 Top-6 Offseason Winger Targets

The Nashville Predators fought well throughout the season despite so many key injuries and important players being traded away. Young players got opportunities and emerged as viable NHL players for the future, but the Predators are still in a position to compete for the playoffs, meaning that they will be looking to utilize their cap space to upgrade their wing.

The team seems to be competent down the middle with the young players growing, but I'm not so sure about Philip Tomasino as their second line left wing right now. He's still young and one of the targets below would certainly give more consistent results right away.

Jason Zucker

As the Pittsburgh Penguins may be changing out some players this offseason, Jason Zucker is someone who is likely headed to a new team. He is an unrestricted free agent and there hasn't been any noise surrounding a potential extension before other teams can talk to him.

The Predators need some more scoring and a veteran would be better suited to blend in with the youngsters in the lineup. Zucker scored 27 goals and put up 48 points in a bounce-back season in which he was healthy. He played in a second line role with the ability to play even higher. This is exactly the type of player Nashville could benefit from for a few years.

Tomas Tatar

The New Jersey Devils are likely going to have to let a few players walk in free agency as they look to sign Timo Meier long-term and have young players trying to break into the NHL and looking for roster spots. Tomas Tatar is one of the losses the Devils will probably have to endure.

What is New Jersey's loss can be the Predator's gain as the 32-year-old put up 20 goals and 48 points while playing solid middle-six/second line minutes. After a rough first season with the Devils, he really picked it up and is always good for 20+ goals, something the Predators need.

Max Domi

Unlike the other two potential free agent targets here, Max Domi is able to play both center and the wing, making him ideal in case one of the young centermen can't handle it and need to move over to the wing or even be sent down to the AHL.

Domi proved just how good he can be in the center spot on the top line of the Chicago Blackhawks this season and likely won't be too expensive to sign for. He has always been a better passer than goal-scorer, but he also did score 20 goals this season regardless.

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