The Nashville Predators have three big problems at the end of this season, and their names are Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne, all of whom are some sort of free agent after this season. With Nashville's personal salary cap, it is hard to believe that they will keep all three players.
This year would seem to be a year where Nashville would put all the chips in the middle to try and make a deep playoff run. With a Vezina Finalist in net, a stellar defense and a deep forward corps, Nashville is close to being a true contender. David Poile recognizes this, but is handicapped by the lack of money the franchise has for players (see Franson, Cody trade of).
Nashville, like Long Island, is not a preferable destination for hockey players. Nashville has a hard time bringing in big-time free agents, so it's hard to fault the organization. If Nashville gets off to a slow start, expect them to be sellers at the trade deadline.