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Nashville's David Poile will be the architect of the U.S. Olympic team this winter...

Predators' Poile picked as GM of US Olympic team

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile will fill the same position for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team. USA Hockey announced the selection Friday. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero will serve as associate general manager and former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke will be director of player personnel. They were to be formally introduced...

Team USA names 2014 Olympic team executives

From USA Hockey: David Poile (Nashville, Tenn.), general manager and president of hockey operations for the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators, will be formally introduced as the general manager of the 2014 U.S. Olymipc Men's Ice Hockey Team at a press conference tomorrow (June 29) in New York City it was announced today by USA Hockey. “We couldn'...

Grading out each draft class in Predators' 15 years of play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the Predators prepare for their 15th season, they must first negotiate their 16th NHL Entry Draft come Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Coming off a lockout-shortened season in which they did not make the playoffs for only the second time in nine years, the Predators have the No. 4 overall pick - their lowest since taking forward David Legwand...

Poile officially named Team USA GM in Sochi

After Fang Faction reported a week ago that David Poile would be the General Manager of Team USA's men squad heading to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it was made official Friday. USA Hockey made the announcement prior to making the formal introduction in New York City Saturday.  “It is the honor of a lifetime to serve my country in this capacity,” Poile said in...

Drafting a forward is the way to go

If the Predators want to hit a home run at this year's draft, taking a forward is the way to go...

Kevin Allen: Dan Bylsma to coach Team USA at 2014 Olympics, David Poile to serve as GM

Per USA Today's Kevin Allen: USA Hockey is putting the band back together for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, although the members will have a different place on the stage. According to two people with knowledge of the decision, the Nashville Predators' David Poile will be the team's general manager, while Pittsburgh Penguins Ray Shero will be his associate...

The 303:30 – 2013 NHL Draft Preview edition

Prev1 of 1Next In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, we preview the 2013 NHL Draft for you with Deputy Managing Editor Adam Kimelman, get the Predators perspective with Ryan Porth and Robby Stanley of Smashville 24/7 and we even hear from General Manager David Poile on the Sergei Kostitsyn/KHL situation and on draft-eligible Swedish center Elias...

Predators NHL Draft Primer

Where will the Predators be selecting at Sunday's draft? What are some needs the organization needs to address?

What Would James Do? The Predators’ Draft If I Sat at the Table and FIRST ROUND MOCK DRAFT

Ah, it’s finally upon us! This week has dragged by, like an extended Christmas Eve for a small child.  I anticipate the draft in much the same way that I used to look forward to that magical December morning, visions of fun new toys replaced by visions of exciting new prospects. As I’ve said many times, this draft is special in a way that doesn’t come around often.  While...

What would it take to trade up?

If the Predators want to trade up to No. 2 or 3 overall, what would it take to pull of that kind of trade?

Point of View: Three Prospects, Three Opinions

Ray - So, for the first time since 1998 the Preds have a top 5 draft pick - and what a year to have it. I think Mackinnon and Jones will go top two (I just can't see Florida saying no to a defensive prospect). After that it's a tossup, but I'm really hoping that Drouin falls to fourth so that the Predators can sweep him up. How anyone can say no to 35 points in 17 playoff...

Climer off-base suggesting Preds should draft Nichushkin

Prev1 of 1NextOn Wednesday, veteran columnist David Climer of The Tennessean wrote a piece about top Russian prospect Valeri Nichushkin. But, instead of just describing what the winger brings to the table and touching on all the drama surrounding him and his draft stock, Climer decided to make it about how the Nashville Predators should actually take him if he’s there when they...

Team USA officially names Dan Bylsma as its 2014 Olympic coach

Last night, Team USA unveiled its management team for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi  (GM David Poile, associate GM Ray Shero and director of player personnel Brian Burke), and today, they named Dan Bylsma the team's coach: Dan Bylsma (Grand Haven, Mich.), head coach for the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins, will be the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men...
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