Nashville had a successful season this past year. After a solid 2015 campaign, finishing second in the division with a 47-25-10 record and 104 points, they secured the first wild card spot in 2016. Facing the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, down 3-2, they came back and won the series as the underdog. They took the Sharks to seven games before losing in the second round.
In the offseason, the first big move they made was re-signing Filip Forsberg to a six-year contract. It was probably the most vital move, as this guy is special. Playing all 82 games last season, he produced 31 goals and 33 assists. At only 22 years-old, there is time to grow into an even more elite player. Nashville ended up fleecing Washington in that deal for Martin Erat.
Next on the list of moves was the blockbuster trade with Montreal, sending Shea Weber their way in exchange for PK Subban. As I’ve recently stated, I believe Nashville got the better end of the deal, as I think Subban is just a little bit better overall, and, at 27, he’s just entering his prime, while Weber is exiting his.
Other moves they made were signing Yannick Weber and Matt Irwin to one-year contracts. They also re-signed Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year deal, which was also important to get done.
The last piece of news with them is the retirement of Paul Gaustad. I think they will have another solid year similar to last season.