Predators Rumors: Nashville Not Done Making Moves; 2 More Trade Candidates

The Nashville Predators, fresh off their most aggressive free agency spree in team history, are not finished making moves. 

General manager Barry Trotz committed $111.5 million to sign Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Marchessault, Brady Skjei, and re-signed Alexandre Carrier, significantly bolstering the roster. 

However, these additions have pushed the Predators over the salary cap by $179,000, necessitating further adjustments to become cap-compliant before the season begins.

To address their cap situation, the Predators are likely to trade Cody Glass and/or Dante Fabbro, according to Alex Daugherty of The Tennessean.  

Glass, a promising center with a $2.5 million cap hit, was a healthy scratch during the playoffs and now faces stiff competition for a starting role with the arrival of Stamkos and Marchessault. 

Over his five-year NHL career, the 25-year-old has recorded 29 goals and 42 assists for 71 total points across 187 games played.

Fabbro, a reliable defenseman also with a $2.5 million cap hit, finds himself redundant after the signing of Skjei, who is expected to pair with Roman Josi on the top defensive line. With Carrier retained, Fabbro's role has become less clear, making him a prime trade candidate.

Over his six-year career, the 26-year-old has 16 goals, 72 total points, a +9 plus/minus rating, 470 blocked shots, and 316 hits across 309 games played.

Trading Glass and Fabbro would free up significant cap space, allowing the Predators to operate comfortably during the season and provide room for young talents from Milwaukee, such as forwards Juuso Parssinen or Philip Tomasino and defensemen Spencer Stastney or Marc Del Gaizo.    

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