The Nashville Predators and forward Viktor Arvidsson are set to begin their arbitration hearing, pending the absence of a deal before then, on July 22nd. Now that the talks are so close, the team and Arvidsson have released their numbers heading into negotiations – and unsurprisingly, things aren’t too close for the moment. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Predators have requested a two-year deal for the forward, paying out $2.75 million per season. Arvidsson has countered with a one-year offer, requesting $4.5 million before hitting free agency again the following year. Drafted 112th overall by the Predators in 2014, the 5-foot-9 forward had an incredible breakout season this past year, putting up 30 goals and 61 points during an 80-game campaign.