Sep 16, 2012, 11:12 PM EDT
Wilson told The Tennessean that he’s leaning toward going overseas amid the work stoppage.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin native Smith said he’ll probably go “right down the street” to play for the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals.
“It would certainly be an experience over there,” Wilson said. “I think it would be a lot of fun. At the same time staying here, training and working out may be a little bit boring, but it also could be beneficial and seen as an opportunity to get a little bit bigger and stronger before the next season starts.”
Either way, the Predators expect big things from both forwards after signing each one to new deals that average $2 million per season.
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