NHL Rumors: The Nashville Predators and Pending Free Agent Filip Forsberg

Adam Vingan of The Athletic: Nashville Predators GM David Poile on pending unlimited totally free representative forward Filip Forsberg and their timeline for a prospective extension.

“I don’t put any timetable there. As we’ve seen in other situations, including on our own team, guys sign when it’s the right time, and teams do the same thing. It takes two to find a common denominator. There’s been some reporting that there hasn’t been much happening, but we’ve stayed in contact with his agents. It’s just a process. I think both sides would like to be together. We can’t wait until Filip comes back and see where it takes us. If it takes us to a new contract, that’s going to be a good place for both of us.”

Poile when asked if they are all right with talks entering into the offseason and possibly losing Forsberg for absolutely nothing if they can’t cut a deal.

“I think we’re way far away from that, so I don’t want to say anything about that at this time. I have no idea where we’re going to be as a team — a playoff team, a non-playoff team. A lot of things are going to go into that, so we’re a long ways from that.”

Adam Vingan of The Athletic: Filip Forsberg has actually been a crucial member of the Nashville Predators, however he’s not an elite winger or categorized in the fantastic variety either. He is still a great gamer however the Predators needs to not go long-lasting with a huge agreement for him.

Forsberg is most likely trying to find long-lasting security. Recent Predators finalizings have actually maxed out at 4 years – Mikael Granlund, Juuse Saros and Mattias Ekholm.

An representative on the Forsberg scenario.

“You’re going to look at (Ryan) Johansen and obviously (Matt) Duchene and the numbers they put up and what they’ve signed (for). “(Forsberg’s) people are going to say he’s better, so you’re talking about the $8 million number. Personally, I don’t think he’s worth it. … I don’t know how you get out of this four-year term (limit), and then I don’t know how they get out of the Johansen-Duchene comparison, so I think those are the two major issues in front of (Predators general manager) David (Poile) and to some extent (assistant GM) Brian (Poile).”

Gabriel Landeskog’s eight-year agreement at $7 million has actually been raised as a similar. Landeskog took less and got a complete no-movement stipulation for 4 years, which is something the Predators don’t do.

If Forsberg does leave, the Predators don’t actually have a replacement for him.

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