A bit more about Tomas Tatar’s tradeability from TSN’s McKenzie

As a follow-up to TSN’s Darren Dreger’s Tweet regarding the Predators and Tomas Tatar, TSN posted a new episode of “Insider Trading,” and Bob McKenzie made this comment regarding Tatar:

Taking term?

Gino Reda: Evander Kane would certainly be a rental and, Bob, a lot of teams are interested in rentals but there are a number of teams looking at guys with term as well.

Bob McKenzie: What a lot of teams are realizing is that the prices on the rentals are so high – first round plus plus – that teams like the Nashville Predators, for example, while they have interest in those rental goal-scoring wingers, they’re also looking at guys that have term on their contract because they might be able to get somebody like a Tomas Tatar from the Detroit Red Wings, who’s got three years left on his deal at $5.3 million for a price that will be less than some of the rentals. Now the Red Wings are not obliged to trade but with the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings playing each other on Tuesday night there’s an opportunity there and there has been conversations between those teams about that player.

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