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

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