DAVID POILE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dust Settles on Barry Trotz and the Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators will bring in a new coach for only the second time in franchise history (via bbqsuperstars) At the beginning of last week, coming off a second disappointing season, the Nashville Predators and general manager David Poile made the difficult decision to announce the exit of head coach Barry Trotz. Trotz has been coach of the team since the inception of the organization...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators expect great things from defense next season

When he announced Barry Trotz's firing and wrapped up a disappointing season, general manager David Poile also offered some optimistic statements about the future of the Predators. He noted the number of younger players on the roster and looked forward to the return of a top-notch Pekka Rinne. And then Poile — a man not known to deal in hyperbole — delivered this impressive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Predcast, Season 2 – Ep. 23: Regular Season Finale

Episode 23 of Season 2 of The Predcast! Join your hosts Kristopher Martel, Dan Bradley, and Chris Link as they wrap up the week that was for the Nashville Predators, discuss Barry Trotz being let go, David Poile’s press conference, their first round playoff selections, and the always favorite “Five Tough Questions”. Subscribe at iTunes Listen on Stitcher Radio (Available...
Via The Predatorial
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz out as Nashville head coach

Barry Trotz is out after 15 seasons as Nashville head coach. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) The man who was hired to be the first head coach of the Nashville Predators has seen the end of his time behind the bench. The Nashville Predators announced today that they will not renew the contract of head coach Barry Trotz, and will look elsewhere for the team’s next leader. When the Nashville...
Via Around The Rink
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz out as Predators coach

The only head coach in Nashville Predators history so far will not be back next season. Barry Trotz will not return for a 16th season with the team, according to sources familiar with the situation. Trotz has been with the Predators since the franchise's first game in 1998, hired by general manager David Poile to steward a rag-tag group of players plucked in the expansion draft...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA and Preds GM David Poile: “I have no sight in my right eye”

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile spoke with the media for the first time since taking a puck to the eye before a game in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 6. “At this time, I have no sight in my right eye,” Poile said. “The doctors are holding out hope that, in time and there will be some sight coming back there but, at the moment, that’s where we are.” The...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Poile's blueprint for Team USA hockey paying off

As David Poile recovers from the serious injuries he suffered in a freak accident almost two weeks ago, he can take comfort in the performance of the U.S. Olympic team he so meticulously and painstakingly built. It's arguable that in the preliminary round, the United States was the best team of the 12 nations competing. The United States won all three of its games, but earned...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds GM Poile underwent second surgery on injured eye

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile, who also is general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, underwent a procedure on his injured eye last Friday in Nashville and is expected to return to office work this week, the team announced. The procedure, performed at Vanderbilt Medical Center, was "designed to allow for further evaluation of his injury,"...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds GM Poile won't accompany USA hockey at Sochi Olympics

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile, who doubles as the general manager of the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, will not travel to the Sochi Games because of injuries suffered when he was struck in the head by a puck last week, USA Hockey announced on Monday. The Predators confirmed the news. USA Hockey coaches and executives in Sochi discussed the subject after a...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds GM Poile will not travel with U.S. Olympic team to Sochi

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile, who also is serving as the general manager of the U.S. Olympic hockey team, will not travel with the main group on Sunday to the 2014 Sochi Olympics after getting hit in the head with an errant puck on Thursday. The Predators released a statement on Friday that said Poile underwent two facial surgeries in the "nose and eye areas...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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