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David Poile is trying to save money with the hope that money will save the Predators.

The general manager made two moves Wednesday to ensure some insurance that he hopes will provide some reassurance for the direction of the franchise: He put Kyle Turris on unconditional waivers for purposes of buying out the remaining four years and $24 million of his contract and traded Nick Bonino and his $4.1 million cap hit to the Wild for a younger and cheaper Luke Kunin.

Yes, the Predators are on the hook for a $2 million cap hit through 2027-28 because of the Turris deal. But they save $4 million for the next four years against a cap that will remain at $81.5 million next year at least by doing so.

According to, the Predators have more than $17.6 million with which to

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