Predators' Tyson Barrie On His Way Out of Nashville

The Nashville Predators and Tyson Barrie appear headed for divorce. There's no doubt, general manager Barry Trotz is not happy with what he's seen so far this season from Barrie and recently have the Preds defenseman and his agent permission to seek a trade.

Trotz has gone public with his frustration as he was recently on 102.5 The Game and had this to say:

Tyson’s game hasn’t translated as well as we had liked with us this year. He’s having a tough time not being on the first power play [unit] … so, the other night, he was healthy scratched for the first time in his career. Different players react to it differently. I didn’t like the way he reacted to it.

Barrie was a big piece of the trade package that came back from the Edmonton Oilers in the Mattias Ekholm trade. Through 23 games this season Barrie hasn't scored and has chipped in with 10 assists. He's set to make $4.5 million this season and is a pending free agent. The 32-year-old doesn't hold any trade protection and there will be a market for his services. Expect a trade before the Holiday roster freeze. Here's what Trotz had to say after he found out Barrie's trade permission became public:

We were very disappointed it got out, because there’s only about four people in the world that knew about it. I was very disappointed in that. It didn’t come from the Preds, I do know that 100 percent. Obviously, someone felt that it should be out there and they put it out there. e will get on the phones and say ‘Tyson’s not happy in his situation right now, are there any takers?’ There might be, might not. And I’m sure him and his agent will be doing the same thing.

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