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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Kiefer Sherwood, Nashville Predators
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Sherwood is an Important Depth Piece that Might Be Retained for Cheap

I've flip flopped on Kiefer Sherwood and what should happen with him. I absolutely love his tenacity and you never have to wonder if Sherwood took a game off in the effort department. You need trustworthy players to win seven-game playoff series.

With that said, Sherwood's future kind of hinges on what happens with Trenin, who I covered earlier. I don't see a scenario where both are kept because they play similar styles. Sherwood should be easier to retain, and I actually he has a similar ceiling to Trenin.

If Trenin wants more money than you're comfortable with, then I'm testing the waters with Sherwood. It's defininitely not ideal to lose both, so Sherwood might be the more realistic player to keep in Nashville for a cheaper price, but similar upside.

Sherwood has 16 points in 49 games, while Trenin has 14 points in 59 games. Trenin brings more value defensively and on the penalty kill, so that has to be considered as well. They also have nearly the same amount of hits on the season, while Sherwood plays over three minutes less of ice time to Trenin.

It really comes down to who is more expensive. I'm going with the more affordable Sherwood if it comes down to choosing between him or a more expensive Trenin.