Barry Trotz blasts Tyson Barrie for trade request

Barry is not pleased!



The Tyson Barrie era with the Edmonton Oilers came to a close last season, as he was traded by general manager Ken Holland along with 2022 first-round pick Reid Schaefer, and Edmonton’s first- and fourth-round picks in the 2023 Draft to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Mattias Ekholm.

However, it doesn't look like Barrie will be Nashville his new long-term home. Earlier in the week, it was confirmed by the Predators that he's been given permission to seek a trade from the Predators and will not be in the lineup until the d deal is worked out. 

But the way things occurred didn't sit well with Predators general manager Barry Trotz. 

“Tyson’s game hasn’t translated as well as we (would have) liked with us this year,” Trotz said prior to Nashville's 4-3 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks. “Tyson came in last year and did a tremendous job. (He's) going into his last year as a (pending) UFA. He was having a tough time, obviously, not being on the first power play. Just with what we did with our defence, how they played, how we play in terms of system, he felt that he wasn't quite fitting in. So, the other night, when he was healthy scratched, that was the first time in his career. 

“Different players react to it differently. I didn’t like the way he reacted to it. You see around the league, I sat Alexander Ovechkin once and think about that.

"I think the player just being in the final year of his contract just feels that he's got to playing on a pretty regular basis. So, hopefully if it's not a fit, then maybe look for other opportunities. But, everything is dictated by his play, he has to be a good player for us. He can be a good player for anybody in the league if we decide to move him."

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Source: TSN