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Peter Laviolette Needs To Make A Good First Impression

from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean,

The new Predators coach is scheduled to be on the main stage at the Music City Sports Festival to talk about his plan for returning the team to the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season....

After missing the playoffs for two straight seasons — and having the same coach since the beginning of the franchise — the Predators had turned stale.

Attendance remained steady for the most part, but the franchise would be on the brink of irrelevancy with another non-playoff year.

Laviolette needs to sell his vision hard this weekend, and do it with both gusto and bravado. He is known as a stirring speaker, and he'll need to deliver a haymaker Sunday.

Fans need to come away from his appearance and simply say "Wow."

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@TheJimP19's avatar

It won’t be anything different than the crap that David Poile has thrown at these fans for 15+ seasons…  Of course there will be people walking away from it saying how the Preds are Cup Contenders (annual cry from these people) but Laviolette doesn’t have the vets to fall back on as he did with other teams,  not much more than Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber, Craig Smith, and a couple of kids with “promise” (Jarnkrok, Forsberg) but not much else.  Poile is nothing more than an overpaid used car dealer who needs to go and give these people hope of a winning organization,  and thats sooner rather than later.

Posted by @TheJimP19 from transplanted in Nashville on 05/31/14 at 02:09 PM ET

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