Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 7/21/13

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 21: Nick Spaling #13 of the Nashville Predators prepares to face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 21, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Earlier today, Darren Dreger broke news that Predators forward Nick Spaling and the team had avoided arbitration, with Spaling re-signing for a one-year, $1.5 million dollar deal: Nashville avoids salary arbitration and settles with Nick Spaling on 1-year deal. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 21, 2013 $1.5 mil for Spaling. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 21, 2013 With Nick Spaling being added to the fold, it causes a bit of a dilemma for a Nashville lineup that is now forward-heavy. Currently, here’s a list of the forwards that will be in the active roster or will be vying for a spot in the lineup: Taylor Beck Gabriel Bourque Rich Clune Matt Cullen Mike Fisher Filip Forsberg Paul Gaustad Matt Hendricks Patric Hornqvist David Legwand Eric Nystrom Craig Smith Nick Spaling Viktor Stalberg Colin Wilson Immediately, in that list, there are a few wild card names that stick out in my mind as players on the bubble or players that may be in or out of the lineup on a nightly basi...
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