The Nashville Predators (31-16-4) are among the hottest teams in the NHL, and are just three points behind the division- and league-leading Detroit Red Wings. They're finding an unprecedented amount of scoring, and netminder Pekka Rinne has won 10 straight games.
But a traditional Preds fan must wonder how long this high-caliber offense will continue.
Considering the ongoing contract discussions with Ryan Suter and the looming offseason decision awaiting Shea Weber, it could be attractive to both star defensemen for Nashville to add some proven, high-energy forwards to their roster.
Although, with Suter's comments at the All-Star Game raising some eyebrows, and considering the team's deep pool of defensive prospects already available, Nashville may also look to move him in order to get a top-six forward in return
A deal to get some scorers to Music City would be crucial, not just to keep their top defensive duo, but also to build a balanced team looking to make a push for their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance. What would be best for the Preds?