Barry Trotz

The Best Landing Spots for Sam Reinhart

Sam Reinhart is set to hit free agency on July 1st on the heels of a career-best season for the 28-year-old Florida Panther. Reinhart, the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, had career highs in goals, points, shot percentage, and power-play goals. The West Vancouver native enters free agency as the most coveted […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Acquire Ryan McDonagh from Predators for Draft Picks

Look who’s back, back again. Mac is back, tell a friend! In the first major trade of the offseason, the Tampa Bay Lightning has acquired former defenseman Ryan McDonagh and a 2024 fourth-round draft pick from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 2024 seventh-rounder and 2025 second-round pick. Originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, […]

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Will Saros Stay in Smashville Next Season?

With the recent dramatic success of the Nashville Predators and their historic game point run, it’s hard to even imagine talking about trading key players in the off-season. However, it’s never too early nor too late to talk about making strategic trade moves and no doubt General Manager Barry Trotz will have something up his […]

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Checking In with Adam Proteau of The Hockey News

Before the 2024 NHL All-Star break, I asked the great Adam Proteau of The Hockey News a few questions. Adam was kind enough to give his thoughts on surprising teams, disappointing teams, what will happen at the NHL trade deadline, and how it is going with one of the greatest things at The Hockey News […]

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Another Big Season on Tap for Predators’ Saros

A lot has changed when it comes to the Nashville Predators since last season ended. The team has a “new” general manager, Barry Trotz. Trotz was the team’s first head coach in franchise history and is looking to turn the Predators back into Cup contenders. The club also has a new coach as they hired […]

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What You Need to Know About Matt Duchene

Matt Duchene is a new forward for the Dallas Stars. Duchene signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Stars on July 1, 2023. The 32-year-old center and right-wing previously played for the Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Nashville Predators. Matt Duchene Stats Duchene has the flexibility to play center or right-winger, […]

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Predators Should Hire Boudreau to be their next Head Coach

On Sunday, February 26, the Nashville Predators underwent a huge change in their franchise when team president and general manager David Poile announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season. Taking his place will be longtime NHL head coach Barry Trotz. Trotz, a Stanley Cup-winning head coach with the Washington Capitals […]

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Jets: Blake, Barry, Pierre-Luc, and Paul

No. They aren’t a 1960s folk act from your parent’s album collection, but they are on the Top 100 to create a buzz in the Winnipeg hockey scene. In reality, things have been quiet in these parts lately, which can be attributed to the logjam, the Barry Trotz saga. More on that in a minute, […]

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Jets: Coaching Update – Trotz Watch

Okay. Apparently, we still don’t have a coach. After several of my last posts, many comments sound like, “I don’t care about draft picks. We need to hire a F$%#ing coach!”  I get it. You are frustrated. Me too. This is what I do know. Two people are holding things up. Barry and Gary. As […]

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Bruins: Who Replaces Bruce Cassidy? Six Possible Candidates

Bruce Cassidy led the Boston Bruins to the playoffs in all six seasons as head coach. Cassidy’s 245 wins with Boston were third-most in the National Hockey League, and the team came within one win of winning the Stanley Cup in 2019. This past season, the Bruins overcame COVID, a poor start, and injuries to […]

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