Predators' Carrier Being Linked To Contender In The West

The Nashville Predators are sitting out of a playoff spot and it won't be an easy ride for them to get in. Even if they do sneak in, there are a lot of good teams that overshadow their mediocre roster and they aren't expected to do anything if the team makes it. This should lead to some conversations regarding how soon the team should sell this season. In 2022-23, even after the Predators sold at the deadline, they almost managed to make the playoffs, so they could realistically do so again.

There are a few pieces that should be staying put, but others on expiring contracts or contracts that are up at the end of next year that are on the market. One name that has been getting increased attention is Alexandre Carrier, a right-shot defenseman.

According to Frank Seravalli, Carrier could be a fit for the Vancouver Canucks at the trade deadline. This does make sense considering there have been reports that the Canucks have been interested in adding Chris Tanev and almost pulled off a move alongside adding Elias Lindholm from the Calgary Flames. While Tanev is likely their first target, he is also going to cost more to acquire and eats up more cap space. As Carrier is young, dynamic, and less injury prone, he may end up being the better target for the Canucks to help out their right side before the playoff run, and be a potential extension candidate.

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