Nashville Predators Rumors: Barry Trotz "Trying Like Hell" To Complete Trade

Barry Trotz, the new general manager of the Nashville Predators, is determined to make a strong impact in the upcoming 2023 NHL Draft.

With an extensive draft capital of 13 picks, including the 15th overall selection, Trotz recognizes the challenge of acquiring a top-four or top-five pick but remains determined to explore trade opportunities with various teams.

To be more specific, Trotz is reportedly "trying like hell to get a, say, top four or top-five pick."

Trotz has engaged in discussions with teams like the Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, and Montreal Canadiens, aiming to bolster the Predators' offense with talented players such as Adam Fantilli, Matvei Michkov, Will Smith, or Leo Carlsson.

While the consensus number one pick, Connor Bedard, is an impossible target from the Chicago Blackhawks, Trotz remains focused on adding promising young players to elevate the team's performance.

Understanding the value teams place on top draft picks, Trotz plans to present enticing offers that include the Predators' valuable draft assets, including their two first-round picks.

He is also open to exploring potential trades and salary retention to maximize the chances of securing a coveted elite center and breaking free from the cycle of mediocrity.

Trotz's aggressive pursuit of a top-tier pick and his commitment to improving the Predators' roster demonstrates his determination to make a meaningful impact and set the team on a path to success in the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports