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Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (51) / 7/15/1962

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Barry Trotz will not have his coaching contract renewed by the Nashville Predators.
The only coach that the franchise has known is now unemployed as his reign which started at the start of the 1998-99 season, ended with the 7-3 win over Minnesota on Sunday. It should be easy for Trotz to get a new job in the NHL as he is highly regarded. Apr 14 - 11:49 AM

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Nashville has three goals in its last four games.

"Every goalie has been playing good against us lately," Predators forward Eric Nystrom said. It has to be easier to look good when you're playing a team that's light on skilled forwards. Nashville ranks towards the bottom of the league with an average of 2.36 goals per game. They're now 10 points behind in the playoff race, so the odds of them advancing to the postseason are remote.
Mar 9 - 10:27 AM

Nashville GM David Poile can't see out of his right eye and doctors are unsure if he will regain his sight.

"I fractured my nose in three different places. The orbital bone was broken above and below the eye. They have taken the stitches out and done a fabulous job there," Poile said. "The downside at this point is the right eye. I have no sight in my right eye. The doctors are still holding hope that some sight will come back there, but at the moment, that's where we are." Poile required three surgeries after an errant puck struck him in the face during a Nashville morning skate. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope that his right eye returns to some semblance of normalcy.
Feb 21 - 9:32 AM

Nashville Predators GM David Poile, who was hospitalized and needed multiple surgeries after being struck around the eye and nose by a puck, is expected to return to the Predators' offices by the end of the week.

Poile has also been serving as the United States GM and has remained in contact with the team. "I know that I have a challenging road ahead, but am going to embrace the challenge and am eager to get back to work," Poile said. "Thank you, in particular to the medical teams at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., and Vanderbilt Medical Center here in Nashville for the outstanding care and attention I have received and continue to receive."
Feb 18 - 11:53 AM

Team USA has announced that GM David Poile will not join the team in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics.

He underwent two successful procedures on his nose and eye areas after he was struck by a puck prior to the team's morning skate last Thursday. Poile also required stitches to repair facial lacerations. Pittsburgh's Ray Shero will act as the GM of the United States in his place.
Feb 10 - 1:56 PM

Nashville and United States GM David Poile underwent two surgeries around around his eyes and nose after being struck in the face with a puck on Thursday.

Poile had hit while standing in the hallway behind the Predators bench during the team's practice in Minnesota. He will stay in the hospital for now and has delayed his flight to Sochi, which was originally scheduled for Sunday.
Feb 7 - 5:48 PM

Nashville and Team USA GM David Poile was taken to a local hospital Thursday after he was struck in the face with a puck during the team's morning skate.

He was standing in the hallway behind the Predators bench when he was hit and left the arena on a stretcher. "Just looking at it, it was above the eye, so there was no damage to the eye," coach Barry Trotz said. "It was a hard, rocket pass that skipped and hit him pretty flush. We hope everything is fine there." Poile is supposed to leave for Sochi this weekend.
Feb 6 - 2:31 PM

Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz was happy with his team despite the fact that they suffered a 2-1 shootout loss on Saturday.

"There's a lot of resiliency in that room," Predators coach Barry Trotz said. "I'm really proud of how hard we play every night. That's undeniable that we come out and play hard, and that's what we have to do every night. We've had some difficult stretches where we absolutely deserved to get two points and haven't been able to do it, but we come out and play hard every night." Nashville isn't likely to make the playoffs this season, although to be fair they've been competing for most of the season without Pekka Rinne.
Jan 12 - 11:20 AM

Nashville dropped to 0-4 in shootouts this season in a loss to Florida on Saturday.

The Predators' most recent shootout lasted six rounds, but David Legwand was the only Nashville player that could beat Tim Thomas in the skills competition. The only other team to be winless in the shootout so far this season is the New Jersey Devils.
Jan 5 - 10:32 AM

Nashville has suffered five straight defeats.

That's led to them sliding eight points out of a Wild Card spot. "It's making it very difficult," coach Barry Trotz said. "You can't look at the big picture, you have to look at the next game, and win the next game and work at it a game at a time." Nashville also missed the postseason in 2013 and if they end up falling short in back-to-back seasons, it would be the first time it's happened since 1999-2003.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:18:00 AM

The Nashville Predators were held to just 17 shots in a 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday.

"I didn't think we played poorly," Predators coach Barry Trotz said. "I just think the Rangers played a little bit better. They won a few more races. I thought their forecheck was really good tonight. They didn't allow us to get a little momentum." The Predators lack of offense is becoming a recurring problem though. This is the third time this month they've been shut out and on two other occasions in November they've been held to just a goal. The Predators are averaging 2.26 goals per game this season.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 10:38:00 AM

The Predators have been outscored 7-0 in the first period of their past three games.

Nashville has lost three in a row heading into Friday's contest against Pittsburgh and the club has scored just one goal. The Preds are also 1-8-0 when their opponent scores first, so better starts will be on the docket for them.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 09:04:00 AM

The Predators cut 19 players from their roster on Friday.

All were expected. The Wild reassigned Felix Girard, Mikko Vainonen and Tommy Veilleux to their junior teams and farmed out Taylor Aronson, Anthony Bitetto, Zach Budish, Charles-Olivier Roussel and Josh Shalla to Milwaukee of the AHL. A number of players were released from tryout agreements including Barry Almeida, Paul Crowder, Kayle Doetzel, Sebastian Geoffrion, Eric Levine, Michael Moffat, Cody Reichard, Teddy Ruth, Vinny Saponari, Mathieu Tousignant and Allen York.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Nashville coach Barry Trotz attempted to spark a new rivalry with the Minnesota Wild Wednesday when he said that they "stole" defenseman Ryan Suter from the Predators organization.

"We've got to start new rivalries," Trotz said after discussing the loss of the Detroit Red Wings to the Eastern Conference. "They stole Ryan Suter, so I want to kick their butt, plain and simple." Suter inked a 13-year/$98 million contract with the Wild before the lockout and he enjoyed a very good season with his new club.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 10:44:00 AM

The Nashville Predators will be looking to add a top-six forward on the free agent market.

As a secondary objective, they would benefit from adding a backup goaltender. The Predators are in a great position as far as the salary cap goes and Predators GM David Poile said they have financial flexibility. With that in mind, they might be one of the teams that makes a big splash when the free agent period starts on Friday.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 09:47:00 AM

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LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Nick Spaling
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RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Craig Smith
3Eric Nystrom
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3Seth Jones
4Michael Del Zotto
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
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