Nashville Predators News: Barry Trotz Says Carter Hutton is the Backup Goalie

Hutton's move from Chicago to Nashville gives him an immediate chance for NHL action. - Jonathan Daniel

NHL.com's Mike Morrealle provided some interesting updates this morning after a conversation with Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz:

It's interesting to see Trotz dismiss Hellberg's chance of winning the backup job out of hand considering his solid work for Milwaukee last season.

Do you find this concerning as a Nashville Predators fan, given the fact that Rinne is still recovering from off-season hip surgery? Recall that Hutton has but one game of NHL experience, and his recent work in the AHL doesn't exactly scream future superstar:


Carter Hutton

Goalie / Nashville Predators

6-1

195

Dec 19, 1985


Double the Opportunity for Seth Jones?

In addition, there was a note that Seth Jones should get ready to play on both sides of the Nashville blueline, a development which will play a huge part in how the depth chart on defense shakes out.

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