Matt Duchene said he doesn't think the Nashville Predators need to make a move before the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 24 in order to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
"We love our group in here. I think everyone is happy with the talent we have, and it's time to start playing the way we're capable of," the Predators center said Monday prior to their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Bridgestone Arena (8 p.m. ET; TVAS, FS-TN, TSN4, NHL.TV). "I don't think we're really missing anything in this room. We're not looking at [the trade deadline] right now. We're looking at the task at hand, and this is our group."
Nashville (22-18-7) is six points behind the Vegas Golden Knights for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference. The Predators have played five fewer games than the Golden Knights, and there are three teams between them and Vegas.