Insider Reveals Predators' Plan For Juuse Saros

After the Nashville Predators sold a number of their pieces at last season's trade deadline, the thought was that they might be heading towards a rebuild. There are a lot of young and talented players on the team, but they are in a spot that no teams wants to be in; too good to be a lottery team and not good enough to be a playoff team despite the talent that's still left.

It didn't look like the three key players, Roman Josi, Filip Forsberg, and Juuse Saros were going anywhere, but the Predators are 5-7-0 and sit second last in the Central division. There are going to be trade discussions surrounding them, especially for their goaltender Saros who has two years left on his deal at $5 million AAV.

Saros is a franchise goalie and wins his team games, but he might become a UFA and choose not to re-sign, meaning the Predators would have wasted two more years of him under contract to not make the playoffs or get anything out of it. Regardless, right now Pierre LeBrun noted that the Predators aren't interested in trading Saros. This could change by next season, but it is also early into this season. The Predators aren't out of it at all, but there are teams looking for a goalie desperately already.

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