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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Tyson Barrie, Nashville Predators
Feb 15, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Tyson Barrie (22) skates / Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Barrie Being Traded Looks Inevitable

I'm not going to lie about this when I say I'm getting pretty exhausted talking about Tyson Barrie being traded. Obviously the interest wasn't there when these leaks first came out in December, but now with a cheaper price tag, Barrie has probably played his last game in a Predators uniform.

Barrie remains on Frank Seravalli's trade targets board on Daily Faceoff, sitting at No.23 and the highest ranked Predators player.

""The good news for Barrie is he’s incredibly well respected as a locker room influence, one of the most connected players in the game, and every day that passes he gets just a little bit less expensive on the salary cap.""

Frank Seravalli, Daily Faceoff

Once it was pretty clear that no one was beating down the door to acquire Barrie in a trade, Trotz had to move forward with the veteran mostly as a healthy scratch. You don't want a trade asset getting needlessly injured, and you certainly didn't want to take away ice time from Alexandre Carrier or Dante Fabbro.

With time running out to get something done, look for Barrie to finally get out of Nashville, but not for anything substantial in return. He's a standup guy and class act and he deserves to be an every night starter somewhere. I wish it would've ended more smoothly for both sides in Nashville.