Takin’ a T/O With BT: Nashville Predators Now Driving the 2010 OffSeason

June 19th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
While you can say there's no rest for the wicked, it wasn't the New Jersey Devils making (multiple) waves today. It was the Nashville Predators.

Just hours after trading away the rights to defenseman Dan Hamhuis, the Nashville Predators continued to shake things up, trading away their captain Jason Arnott.

One might wonder what general manager David Poile is up to; especially the Predators fans describing this afternoon as "stunning", "confusing" and "frustrating."

So far today, Poile was able to trade away a defenseman that he was unlikely to re-sign in Dan Hamhuis (based on a full complement of able bodies behind him on the depth chart), for a big-bodied young defender (Ryan Parent) who has yet to capitalize on his physical attributes.

That trade alone had many wondering whether Nashville was going to use a continual surplus of controllable defenders to acquire a dynamic winger to infuse an aging roster on the cusp of a youth movement.

Now it looks like the Preds are preparing for something big as Arnott is on his way to the site of his lone Stanley Cup.

Give the Devils credit: They've gone and acquired a big ...

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