Ahead of the approaching NHL trade deadline, the Predators have been characterized in multiple reports as being “all-in.”

It makes sense. The Predators' current lineup is superior to the version that nearly grasped the Stanley Cup last season. Why not go for it?

"I think we’re closer to doing nothing than to do something," Predators general manager David Poile said Tuesday of the Feb. 26 deadline.

That could be and probably is posturing. Poile, often cagey when discussing potential deals, wasn't going to openly detail his plans with reporters inside a Bridgestone Arena conference room.

But for the sake of this discussion, let's take Poile's statement at face value.

The Predators are vying for their first Central Division title and the top seed in the Western Conference. They've already made two noteworthy moves this season, trading for top-six center Kyle Turris in November and luring Mike Fisher, who's aiming for an early March debut, out of retirement last month.