Predators Rumors: Nashville Expected To Be Active Leading Up To Trade Deadline

The Nashville Predators are gearing up for a potentially active period as the NHL Trade Deadline on March 8th approaches.

General Manager Barry Trotz has been actively engaged in discussions with other teams, exploring various trade options to bolster the team's roster.

Despite facing salary-cap constraints that have made striking deals challenging for some interested parties, Trotz remains optimistic that the Predators can make impactful moves to address their needs.

One player who has generated significant trade interest is defenseman Tyson Barrie, who has expressed his desire for a change of scenery.

However, navigating the cap constraints of potential suitors has made finding the right deal for Barrie a challenge.

Backup goalie Kevin Lankinen is also drawing attention, with the likelihood of fetching valuable draft picks rather than an immediate player to strengthen the Predators' lineup.

As the trade deadline approaches, the Predators are closely monitoring their performance in the coming weeks, which will play a pivotal role in determining whether they position themselves as buyers or sellers in the evolving trade market.

As of Jan. 29, the Predators are currently just a point behind the Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues, who are sitting in the first and second Wild Card spots. Photo Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports