Last Minute Trade Deadline Plans for Nashville Predators: Trenin, Carrier, Barrie

We're down to 48 hours before the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline arrives, and the Preds still have some players to make difficult decisions on.

Jan 25, 2024; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Alexandre Carrier (45)
Jan 25, 2024; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Alexandre Carrier (45) / Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports
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Yakov Trenin
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Yakov Trenin will be Hard to Keep Unless he takes Team-Friendly Deal

Yakov Trenin is a fan-favorite, and rightfully so. He plays the game so hard and does so many little things effectively. He hits, he forechecks and he is vital to the Predators' penalty kill. Losing him would be a downgrade in those areas.

However, it really comes down to what Trenin is seeking in a contract. If he's willing to stick around what he's making now, or even take a slight decrease in pay, then the Predators can probably work something out. That's probably what Trotz is negotiating hard for coming down the wire, but the ball might be in Trenin's court.

Trenin in his own right might feel inclined to move on and get a pay increase in the process. There is talks that Trotz wants to move on to re-sign other pending free agents now that Novak is taken care of. Trenin probably fits into that conversation.

However, if the two sides can't come together before Friday's deadline, then Trenin probably has to be dealt. You can get a mid to 2nd-round draft pick for Trenin from a playoff contending team who needs more physicality in their depth.

I'm 50/50 on this one. I really don't know what to expect on if Trenin gets re-signed, but I have been talking about this possibility of losing Trenin since December.