Since Nashville already did sign Koistinen I think there isn't so much desire to sign Lehtonen, but I wonder why not. Lehtonen in my eyes got enough to play in NHL. At least in 2-3 pair. He is good/decent in both ends of ice, have good shot, can move and can hit too. Or have there been anything about Lehtonen in Nashville?
That stinks because the Preds will never offer him a one-way deal. Everything suggests that he could be a solid bottom pairing Dman, but teams don't take risks on #5 defenseman that often. Especially not $500k risks.