Predators' Retool Not Complete: Still Need Top-6 Winger

Barry Trotz already has his name all over the Nashville Predators as the team looks fairly different than it did last season. I don't believe they have the lineup to go anywhere in the playoffs if they do even end up making it, but that can change with a bit more talent added up front this offseason.

There are some solid names left on the board after the first weekend of free agency has come and gone, but they might have to act fast. The two options include Patrick Kane and Tomas Tatar, both of whom the Predators have more than enough money to sign for a few seasons. The team has a good amount of younger players to create a lot of internal competition as is, but if the Predators want to score a sufficient amount of goals, someone like Colton Sissons can't be a second liner. As a third liner he's solid, but that's also against weaker matchups.

Not many teams that could be competitive have enough cap space to bring Kane in at this point, so the Predators, given it's also a great city to live since so many players love it there, could be a frontrunner for Kane. Tatar is the more likely of the two to bring in though as he can put up a fair amount of goals and points from the second line. Nashville doesn't have to sign him long-term as 2-3 years would be more than enough at this point in free agency. If he doesn't have a contract yet, that means there might not be too many suitors for him.

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