Found March 23, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Paul Friesen of he Winnipeg Sun, The Preds make no bones about their new identity. No longer is this the small-market, low-budget outfit that was content simply to make the playoffs. This is a team built to last, to win, behind a coach trying to become the first Manitoban since Fred Shero in 1975 to guide his team to the Stanley Cup. “We’re all in,” Trotz acknowledged. “We probably made the most moves at the trading deadline. We were a decent team at the trading deadline. We’ve added some pieces, now we’ve gotta make them fit.” Going to the Music City via trade: rugged forward Paul Gaustad, skilled winger Andre Kostitsyn and big defenceman Hal Gill. And the big coup: the return of Alexander Radulov from a four-year exile in Russia. “On paper we look better,” Trotz said. “But you know what? It’s not necessarily the best teams that win. It’s the team that plays the best. And right now we could be playing a lot better.” Trotz’s challenge is managing the team chemistry the P
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