GM Openly Disses Star Defenseman: Will Trade Him In The Near Future

Published December 6, 2023 at 10:41

The Nashville Predators are supposed to be a rebuilding team. While their overall record of 12-12-0 is not particularly impressive, they've won 7 of their last ten, putting themselves in the discussion for the playoffs. However, the team will likely be sellers at the trade deadline. One of their blueliners is reportedly already set to be on the move.

Trotz Says Barrie Is Not Fitting In And He Should Be Traded Soon

It was reported last week that the Predators had given permission to Tyson Barrie's camp to pursue trade options. Today, general manager Barry Trotz backed that up by discussing how he isn't fitting in. He seemed to criticize the player for not playing well with no power play time.

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"Tyson's game hasn't translated as well as we had liked with us this year... he having a tough time not being on the 1st power play... wasn't quite fitting in."

That was not all Trotz had to say about his defenseman though. In fact, he had quite a lot to say about the offensively minded defender. He went on the blame the defenseman for the fact that his upcoming trade was leaked to the press.

Trotz Blames Barrie For Leaking Trade Talks

"We were very disappointed it got out, because there's only about 4 people in the world that knew about it. I was very disappointed in that. It didn't come from the Preds, I do know that 100%"

Finally, Trotz reiterates he was "very disappointed in the way Tyson handled it... and his group" while returning to his refrain "i want you to come here to win, i dont want you to come here to retire."

It is quite unusual to hear a NHL general manager lay into a player this much in a public setting. Perhaps Trotz took the leak personally or his is upset that the leak will likely hurt his trade value. Regardless, Barrie's days as a member of the Predators organization seem to be numbered.
December 6   |   44 answers
GM Openly Disses Star Defenseman: Will Trade Him In The Near Future

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