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What They're Saying: Experts React to Preds' Trade for Turris

NHL Analysts Love Depth Turris Adds to Preds, Nashville's Win-Now Attitude

by Nashville Predators @PredsNHL /

Another season, another blockbuster trade by the Nashville Predators. 

First it was Ryan Johansen in January 2016, then P.K. Subban in June 2016 and now Kyle Turris on Sunday evening. Less than 24 hours removed from the Preds' deal to bolster their forward group and make an "all-in" trade, here's what the experts are saying on social media: 

Tweet from @EJHradek_NHL: W/Johansen-Turris (& Bonino) signed long term at center & their strength on D, @PredsNHL are set up to be the best in the West for a while

Tweet from @Michael_Traikos: #Predators GM Poile doesn't get enough credit as NHL's top horse trader: Forsberg (WSH), Johansen (CLB), Subban (MON), and now Turris (OTT).

Tweet from @FriedgeHNIC: Takeaways: NASH is alllllllllllll-in for 2018. OTT badly wanted Duchene. COL continues to rebuild, adds a lot of future and cap space.

Tweet from @Jeremy_Roenick: Great trade news! Duchene will do well for @Senators. Amazing for @PredsNHL landing Kyle Turris! All teams benefit from this one. #trades

Tweet from @ArponBasu: I also think Kyle Turris will thrive as a 2C behind Johansen. That's a pretty nice 1-2 punch down the middle in Nashville.

Tweet from @SethRorabaugh: Nashville has built up center depth quite a bit. Johansen, Turris, Bonino (when healthy), Jarnkrok, Sissons, Gaudreau

Tweet from @ian_mendes: Hockey is a business, but our community takes a hit with the loss of Kyle & Julie Turris. They are the epitome of class and selflessness.

Tweet from @lindacohn: Great addition to @PredsNHL. Scored big goals in post season last spring for Ott. Poile fills a need yet again.

Tweet from @ByKevinAllen: Next time someone talks about how difficult it is to make a deal in the salary cap era, direct them to David Poile's trade history.

Tweet from @TonyMarinaro: Nashville Predators Centers r R.Johansen (acquired by trade), K.Turris (acquired by trade) & N.Bonino (free agent) Great work by David Poile

Tweet from @DanJFriedman: Nashville went from having zero center depth to sporting Ryan Johansen and Kyle Turris down the middle within two years. #Preds

Tweet from @PierreVLeBrun: David Poile showed lots of interest in Duchene for almost a year. Kyle Turris more than a consolation prize. Great fit in Nashville.

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