The Nashville Predators ensured that the only general manager in franchise history will remain in that role for at least three more seasons after this one.
The team announced on Monday that David Poile, the second-longest serving general manager in the NHL, received a contract extension through the end of the 2014-15 season. Assistant general manager Paul Fenton, in his sixth season as general manager, also received an extension.
Poile, who was once the assistant general manager of the Atlanta and Calgary Flames, has been an NHL general manager since the Washington Capitals hired him in 1982. He joined the expansion Predators in 1997.
Poile has been nominated the last two seasons for the NHL's general manager of the year award. With 74 points entering Monday's games, the Predators own the fifth-most points in the NHL. Fifth in the Western Conference with a nine-point cushion over ninth-place Los Angeles, Nashville is on the verge of its seventh playoff appearance in the last eigh...