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Here is the editorial from the Tennessean,

Towns love winners, and playoff teams even more and the Predators have been one of the NHL’s most consistent franchises over the past 10 years, posting eight straight winning seasons with playoff appearances in seven of them. That success, through ownership changes, a canceled season, and public debate over the financial terms of the Bridgestone Arena, reflects the consistent leadership of coach Barry Trotz, the only head coach the team has had since its first season in 1999, and General Manager David Poile, who also has been the only GM in the franchise’s history. The owners’ commitment to those two is rare, but it has been rewarded with the Predators becoming the fourth most consistent franchise in the Western Conference behind the playoff perennial Detroit Red Wings, the Chicago Blackhawks (both of whom also play in Nashville’s Central Division, though Detroit will move to the Eastern Conference next season) and the Vancouver Canucks.

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Primis's avatar

The Loser Point:  Confusing Preds fans and media since 1998.

Posted by Primis on 04/25/13 at 09:38 AM ET

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The Loser Point:  Confusing Preds fans and media since 1998.
Posted by Primis on 04/25/13 at 09:38 AM ET

LOL  Nice!

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 04/25/13 at 09:40 AM ET

jimp19's avatar

The Tennessean has long been a puppet for David Poile, and that article is nothing new…  One of the ownership members claims they will spend to the cap ceiling next season (again) but if they were in the position to do so, why didn’t they spend and keep Suter?  His loss is a large reason for their bad season…

Posted by jimp19 from Nashville on 04/25/13 at 09:54 AM ET

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but if they were in the position to do so, why didn’t they spend and keep Suter?

They tried to.  He chose not to re-sign with them, they didn’t choose not to spend to keep him.

Posted by Garth on 04/25/13 at 10:25 AM ET

Primis's avatar

They tried to.  He chose not to re-sign with them, they didn’t choose not to spend to keep him.

Posted by Garth on 04/25/13 at 10:25 AM ET

I’d be absolutely shocked if, now that he’s required served his year in hockey hell, Weber didn’t quietly request a trade out barring major offseason moves by the Preds to bolster their team.  They’re not going anywhere for a while, and I’m sorry but Weber’s signing with Philly was NOT just a simple negotiating ploy with NAS.  Quite frankly, Weber could *help* NAS by getting some good young assests/picks back in a trade, he’s not going to be enough to carry them there and neither is Rinne clearly after his season.

The only bright side for NAS is that for at least a year, possibly more, they’ll be in the conference of 14 and not 16.

Posted by Primis on 04/25/13 at 10:44 AM ET

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