THE PREDATORS HAVE A KYLE TURRIS PROBLEM AND THERE’S NO SIMPLE SOLUTION

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  • Jared Clinton of The Hockey News reports that Kyle Turris has become frustrated over his limited playing time with the Nashville Predators.
  • Despite the club’s recent slump and winger Viktor Arvidsson sidelined for six weeks, Turris has been a healthy scratch from three straight games.
  • Kyle Turris is frustrated.
  • We know this because, well, Kyle Turris said so himself.
  • And, frankly, who could possibly blame him?
  • Clinton speculates Predators general manager David Poile could be amenable to trading Turris, if for nothing else than to get some salary-cap relief.
  • Considering how much Poile gave up in a three-way trade with Ottawa and Colorado to get Turris (Samuel Girard, Vladislav Kamenev, second-round pick), Poile won’t want to move Turris for next to nothing.
  • However, the 30-year-old’s annual average value ($6 million) and declining production means his trade value is low right now.
  • Clinton points out there’s no simple solution here.
  • Turris is unhappy over his situation, but coach Peter Laviolette seems to have no interest in playing him.
  • His trade value is low and he’s carrying a hefty cap hit.
  • Unless Poile is willing to take on a toxic contract, he could be forced to absorb a big chunk of Turris’ AAV and accept a low return to move him.
Sources & Credits: Jared Clinton, The Hockey News, Spectors Hockey
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