Report: Nashville Predators Looking to Make a Splash on the Trade Market

Nashville Predators GM Barry Trotz isn't planning shy this offseason.

The Predators executive has made it very clear he's in contract negotiations with Juuse Saros and if things don't go as planned, he's open to making a trade. And it appears Trotz has his eyes set on finding some more impact forwards for his top three lines.

Trotz met up with Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic and had this to say about his current trade conversations:

Yeah, were' talking to Juice and talking to his representatives. I think they want to get something done. I would like to get something done. So we're going to work toward that. I haven't been in any hurry because I don't think there's any reason why I won't get it done. I'm going to look at all options (on the trade market). I thought we got really good production out of the bottom end of our roster last year. I'd like to continue to build the top nine so we can get multiple threats on every line. You see that depth is everything in the playoffs. We relied heavily on one line last year, the Ryan O'Reilly line. They all had career years on that line. But I'm looking for more scoring. I'm looking at the trade market. I'm looking at free agency. And some options internally. 

The Predators have $26 million in cap space to work with and are going to be in on some of the big-name free-agents including Jake Guentzel and Patrick Kane.

Trotz appears motivated to keep Saros in town, even with top prospect Yaroslav Askarov ready to make the full-time jump to the NHL next season. Lots going on in Nashville, it's going to be a fun ride this summer.

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