The Nashville Predators' Hunt To Correct Waiver Mistake

The Nashville Predators seem to be really putting in an effort to fix the big mistake they made last season. This mistake was placing Eeli Tolvanen on waivers and seeing him claimed by the Seattle Kraken. Immediately after he was picked up by the Kraken, he started to show the player that the Predators drafted in the first round and who they hoped he would turn out to be last season.

Since that time, the Predators have claimed two forwards on waivers, both coming this season already. The first was during the preseason when the Los Angeles Kings cut Samuel Fagemo later in camp. The 23-year-old has gotten into one game for the Predators and is slotted in on the second line. He scored a goal in that game. Over the last two seasons in the AHL, Fagemo has scored 50 goals and 76 points in 119 games and even scored two goals and recorded three points in nine games for the Kings last season. He's a former second round pick.

The second waiver pickup the Predators have made this season already is Liam Foudy from the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was picked up only recently after he only played one game and under eight minutes of ice time in Columbus this season. Foudy is also just 23 years old and has played parts of five seasons in the NHL to this point. He was the 18th overall pick in 2018 and has seven goals and 19 points in 90 career NHL games.

The Predators' lineup is young and competitive, which is great for the future. Who knows if either of these players will last, but the team has shown they are not afraid to go after young players on waivers.

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