I think Nicholas Kronwall would make a nice add for a contender looking to add a rugged bottom pair defenseman.
Nashville, maybe Winnipeg...… Pittsburgh, San Jose, or perhaps even Calgary.
Any of those teams could perhaps provide him with a final shot at winning a Cup...and as long as he stays healthy, he could be tailor made for a long playoff run with someone.
I simply do not understand this deal. Granlund was a slow developer but has turned into a solid top line winger, Fiala IMHO is a quality player but will never step out of a middle six role. A complete headscratcher. I cannot believe they didn't get futures in the deal. Granlund is a perfect fit with Nashville cut from the same cloth as Arvidsson and Forsberg on the wing.
Agree Nashville did well (and don't forget Brian Boyle picked up a couple weeks ago), but I think both Vegas with the Stone deal, and the Jets with the shoring up of defense as well as adding a big versatile Center in Kevin Hayes did just as well.
I always did like Nashville as being the most 'complete' team in the West...certainly in the Central...even before all this, but they definitely are still gonna have their work cut out for them in the playoffs with the Jets, maybe Vegas....and oh ye