The Nashville Predators have had a disappointing start to the season and it quite frankly doesn't look like there's much chance at a turn around.
A team that made the Stanley Cup Finals a couple of years ago has been continuously downtrending ever since and it sounds like they're considering throwing in the towel on this season.
According to NHL insider Pierre LeBrun, the Predators and general manager David Poile are preparing to be sellers.
They aren't exactly just going to be selling off spare parts either as LeBrun reports they'll be listening to offers on one of their most reliable defenseman.
LeBrun reports that the Predators are more than likely to take offers for defenseman Mattias Ekholm.
The 30 year old defenseman has been one of their most reliable defenseman over the last couple of years and comes on a real bargain contract with an AAV of $3.75million.
He's only got a year and half left on that deal so he would be very attractive on the open market.
Like the rest of the team, his production has been almost non-existent this year but he'll no doubt benefit from a change in scenery.
LeBrun on Insider Trading says he doesn't know if the #Preds have outright said they are sellers but they're right on the brink. LeBrun says there's a solid chance NSH listens on Ekholm. Has a year & a half left on his deal at a bargain price at $3.75M AAV w/o a NTC/NMC.
— NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) February 16, 2021