Although the Nashville Predators have a 30-18-4 record, they may end up trading their best forward before the trade deadline passes. According to Andy Strickland, they are “actively shopping” Filip Forsberg. The star winger has an expiring contract and is eligible for unrestricted free agency (UFA), so they want to receive something for him rather than lose him for nothing. If they are unable to come to terms on an extension by next month, the Boston Bruins need to look at acquiring him.
A player like Forsberg does not enter the rumor mill very often. When looking at the Bruins’ current forward situation, he also appears to be a perfect fit. Let’s dive into why.
Forsberg Would Give Bruins Another Star
It’s fair to say that the Bruins have some notable stars on their roster. Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, and Charlie McAvoy are players every NHL team would love to have. At times, Taylor Hall has shown glimpses of being one too. Yet, after him, there isn’t a skater on their roster who comes close to this description. With the team aiming to be contenders, this is a bit concerning. Adding Forsberg to the group would easily give them another one.
The truth is in Forsberg’s stats. In 39 games this season, he has an impressive 26 goals to go along with 44 total points. It has been a magical run for the 27-year-old, and he is not showing any signs of cooling off. With the Bruins having a lot of issues with their secondary scoring, adding a player like him would be a fantastic way to try and fix it. Keep in mind, they have the least amount of goals out of all playoff-contending teams with only 148. That’s a concerning statistic and one that the Swedish winger would easily help change.
Forsberg Would Improve Bruins’ Top Six
When looking at the Bruins’ current roster, it’s clear that they could use another right-winger. After Pastrnak, the production at the position drops off significantly. Craig Smith has looked far better when utilized on the third line, as he has found instant chemistry with Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic.