The 2016 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, but David Poile’s biggest acquisition is still yet to arrive.

With the exception of a minor-league deal to acquire defenseman Corey Potter from the Arizona Coyotes before Monday’s 2 p.m. (CT) deadline, the Nashville Predators General Manager made the decision to keep things consistent for a team that’s on a nine-game point streak. Poile’s belief that an additional goal-scorer, who has already been drafted by the club, will soon be sporting the Preds logo. That was also a major factor in the calculated decision to wait for the impending roster enhancement.

“At past trading deadlines, I think we’ve been very aggressive; we’ve made lots of trades and high-end trades and traded our first picks, second picks, and sometimes, honestly, I think we’ve overshot the mark and probably hurt our chemistry,” the franchise’s lifelong GM said Tuesday. “This year, one of the main reasons I didn’t feel that kind of trade was necessary was because we have a young player at Harvard in Jimmy Vesey.”

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