Nashville Predators Rumors: 3 Offseason Trade Candidates

Welcome to NHL Trade Rumors' Offseason Trade Candidates series. During it, we will be looking at three players from each team who could be moved during the summer. 

In this latest piece, we will be looking at the Nashville Predators. After a busy trade deadline that saw them become major sellers, expect that to continue during the offseason.

Matt Duchene: It was reported that Matt Duchene was made available before the deadline, but the Predators decided not to move him. However, with teams having more money during the summer, moving him could be easier then. This is especially so with salary retained. When noting that he is still an effective top-six forward, expect a market to form for his services. 

Ryan Johansen: Like Duchene, Ryan Johansen was made available before the deadline, but a season-ending injury made a move impossible. Yet, things could change on that front during the summer when he is healthy. Like Duchene, a move is certainly possible if the Predators are willing to eat some of his $8 million salary. 

Tyson Barrie: Tyson Barrie was one of the many pieces that the Predators acquired from the Edmonton Oilers in the Mattias Ekholm trade. Yet, when noting that he is 31 years old, it is hard to believe that he is a long-term part of their plans. He also has struggled since his arrival to Nashville, as he has just three points in 10 games. With all of this, perhaps another change of scenery could be on the way for the veteran.

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