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The Nashville Predators are no strangers to tough decisions. It’s been a long time — if ever — since they’ve been in this position though. Restricted free agent Nick Spaling signed a one-year deal worth $1.5 million yesterday in order to avoid arbitration. As a result, Nashville has 15 forwards and seven defensemen who warrant an opening night roster spot. Considering they can only dress 12 forwards and six defensemen, General Manager David Poile has some tough decisions in front of him. “The next phase for us is assessing where we are (roster-wise),” Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “We’ve got a number of forwards. We’ve got to decide what we’re going to do there.” The coaching staff has plenty of options. The following set of line combinations is just one example of what they could roll out opening night: Viktor Stalberg Matt Cullen Colin Wilson Filip Forsberg Mike Fisher Patric Hornqvist Gabriel Bourque David Legwand Taylor Beck Matt Hendricks Paul Gaustad Eric Nystrom ...
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