Nashville Predators Draft Strategy and Verdict on the Top-5
This is an incredibly hard draft to predict for the Nashville Predators with Barry Trotz as the new General Manager. No one knows for sure just how he’s going to attack the first round.
Trotz wants to add speed and more offensive upside in the coming years, and through the draft you would think whether he stays at No.15 or moves up, he’ll have that opportunity.
As previously mentioned, the Predators have made a lot of call-ups recently which has stretched the prospect pool a little thin. It’s time to reload, which is why the trade deadline was a successful strategy even though they had to part ways with some beloved players like Mattias Ekholm and Tanner Jeannot.
This is a vitally important draft for the Nashville Predators and Trotz. Instead of a long and painful rebuild, a strong 2023 draft could set the Predators back up for deep playoff success in the next few years and make this a quick turnaround.