Flames Rumors: New Team Enters The Noah Hanifin Sweepstakes

The NHL trade rumors have taken an intriguing turn with the Nashville Predators making their presence felt in the Noah Hanifin sweepstakes.

While initial reports linked Hanifin to teams such as the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Minnesota Wild, the Predators have now entered the conversation as genuine contenders for his services.

Hanifin's situation gained traction when he expressed reluctance to extend his contract with the Calgary Flames, sparking speculation about his future.

His desire to play for a U.S.-based team aligns with the Predators' location, making them a potential fit.

Last season the 26-year-old Hanifin recorded seven goals and 38 total points across 81 games with the Flames.

Notably, the Predators possess a favorable position with around $8 million in salary cap space, offering the flexibility to accommodate Hanifin's contract without sacrificing roster players.

Ann Kimmel of The Hockey News underscores Hanifin's potential value to the Predators' defensive lineup as a top-four defenseman and a long-term asset. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports