No one knew exactly what to expect for this offseason back in late May after the Nashville Predators lost valiantly in the first round to the Carolina Hurricanes, but now things are taking shape.
Just a few weeks after trading away Viktor Arvidsson, the Predators and General Manger David Poile made another big trade splash by trading away Ryan Ellis:
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Both players have the potential to emerge into solid players, and Poile has clearly sent a message that it’s time to move on from the days of the 2017 run to the Stanley Cup Final.
The trading of Ellis has multiple effects on the Predators past what’s just on face value. We look at the trade and see the Flyers getting a potential elite defenseman, and the Predators getting two young, unproven players.
This trade affects a lot of different things. Let’s look at some of the ramifications to this heartbreaking, but understandable trade.