Blackhawks: Three risky trades to make with Nashville Predators

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The Chicago Blackhawks are in the position that the Nashville Predators thought they would be in and the Predators are in the position that the Hawks thought they would be in. It is truly remarkable how different these teams are right now. The Blackhawks have been better than them in every way. Right now, it sounds like the Predators are going to be shipping out some players as the season goes along as they try to retool their roster.

The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators would make good trade partners.

Nashville has come a long way (in a bad way) since being the Stanley Cup runner-up in 2017. They produce defensemen like a factory but for some reason have had a tough time over the last few years. Ever since they hired John Hynes to be their coach, they have taken a deep dive towards the bottom of the standings. Now, it would be wise for them to make some moves.

Some people might think that the Blackhawks and Predators would never be trade partners but that just isn’t true. Stan Bowman (GM of Chicago) and David Poile (GM of Nashville) have made trades with each other in the past. To name one, you might remember when the Hawks sent Ryan Hartman and a 2018 5th round pick to Nashville in exchange for Victor Ejdsell, a 2018 first-round pick, and a 2018 fourth-round pick. That is a massive trade by today’s standards in the NHL.

The Nashville Predators don’t have anyone of a Jack Eichel caliber on the block right now but they do have some players who can help the Hawks young players gain some playoff experience. If they wanted to add some help, one of these three trades might make sense: