Dramatic turn of events in Nashville: Yaroslav Askarov would be available and the Canadiens would certainly be listening

Published June 28, 2023 at 6:02 PM
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We were discussing earlier in the week that the Nashville Predators wish to make a splash by trying to move into the top-5 of the draft.

Well, the team's GM, Barry Trotz, is reportedly going all in to entice a team holding the top picks of this auction, with promising goaltender Yaroslav Askarov potentially being put on the trading block according to reporter Frank Seravalli.


Is this a last-ditch effort to try and acquire the 5th overall pick from the Canadiens? Let's remember that Trotz has had discussions with Kent Hughes about the high pick of the team.


The former 11th overall pick of the 2020 Draft, the Russian goalie is perceived as the next big star in the NHL nets. At 21 years old, he made the jump to North America this season, where he accumulated very interesting statistics in the AHL, posting an average of 2.69 and an efficiency rate of 0.911 in 48 games.

The Nashville Predators have the 15th and 24th picks of this crop. Would an offer comprising these two selections, plus Askarov, tempt you to trade the potential pick that could be used to choose Matvei Michkov?

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Dramatic turn of events in Nashville: Yaroslav Askarov would be available and the Canadiens would certainly be listening

Do you make the trade: Askarov + 15th and 24th picks for the 5th overall pick (Michkov)?

Yes8660.1 %
No5739.9 %
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