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David Legwand focus of SN’s Trade Tracker?

You mean it’s possible for a national media outlet to debate a Nashville Predators player in their trade feature not named Shea Weber?

Apparently so because hockey analyst John Shannon and former NHL player Brian Lawton of Sportsnet spent the following edition of Trade Tracker to focus on none other than centerĀ David Legwand.

Legwand, 33, is the quintessential Predator player. He was the first ever draft pick by the organization back in 1998 and is the franchise’s all-time leader in nearly every major category including games (945), goals (208), assists (353) and points (561). He also happens to be their leading scorer this season with 35 points.

On the heels of the Kevin Klein trade, it appears as if everyone (except for Weber) is available.

What are your thoughts on their takes? We’ll take a look at the pro’s and con’s of moving Legwand early next week.


PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)


  1. Jim

    January 23, 2014 at 8:11 am

    No way Rinne and Jones are available either.

    I understand the trade, but will miss Klein.

  2. Rocker_LJ

    January 23, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Leggy is playing his best hockey right now, and if we trade him are we going to get anyone playing better or are we doing it to free up money?

    • RDB

      January 23, 2014 at 9:44 am

      They would trade Legwand because they know they aren’t making the playoffs this season, and they need to get younger. The trade for MDZ was brilliant. He’s young with loads of potential, and they should be able to lock him up for a reasonable price. Weber, Josi, Jones, and MDZ is a pretty nice top four blue line.

      The fact that Legwand is playing his best hockey right now only improves the chances he might get dealt.

  3. Casey

    January 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I would LOVE to see Leggy GO! anywhere but Smashville! Trade Trade Trade

    • divorced dad

      January 23, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Have never considered Legwand a game changer. The only reason he holds so many of the franchises records is because he’s been around since day one. Even playing the best hockey of his career he’s still a B- player at best. I’ve never understood the love affair. TRADE HIM!

  4. Kim

    January 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Friendly neighborhood grammar nazi here: pros and cons. No apostrophes.

  5. Rocker_LJ

    January 23, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I never said don’t trade him, but if we’re going to pick up another D-man then keep him! Until Poile puts a deal together to bring in a legitimate scorer all we’re doing is treading water. I like the even swap for Del Zotto, but we’re going to have to give more than Legwand if we want anything in return.

  6. taelor

    January 23, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I’d really like to see Leggy end up back home in Detroit playing for the Red now that we are in different conferences.

    Legwand for Tatar? I’d take that in a heartbeat.

  7. Vomitroll Yevdomikov

    January 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I would love to see that trade happen, but the reality is that will not happen. I would say trade Legwand for anything but another D-man and we can either bring up Forsberg to let him develop his game more in the NHL or with the cap space freed up we go get someone that can score besides in the shoot out.

  8. Dakota

    January 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    He’s got the luxury of a no trade clause so he’s staying unless he pulls a Martin Erat and asks to be traded.

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