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Predators Extend Contract Of GM Poile

Nashville, Tenn. (February 20, 2012) – The only General Manager in franchise history and the only one to be a finalist for the NHL GM of the Year Award in each of the last two seasons, David Poile, has been awarded a contract through the 2014-15 season, announced Predators’ Chairman Tom Cigarran today. Poile also announced an extension of Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton.

“Today’s announcement is further recognition by the Predators’ ownership group of the outstanding job David has done as President of Hockey Operations since the franchise’s inception,” Cigarran said. “The consistent success of the Predators on the ice is directly attributed to his ability to assemble and lead a team of management, coaches, scouts and administrators who continually identify, draft, develop and motive an exceptional group of experienced and young players. The ownership group believes that under his leadership, the Nashville Predators will soon achieve its goal of winning the Stanley Cup.”

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SYF's avatar

“...the Nashville Predators will soon achieve its goal of winning the Stanley Cup.”

Wait…

Sure fooled me.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/20/12 at 07:30 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

This makes me hate that team more.  shut eye

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 02/20/12 at 07:36 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Oh c’mon, Chris.  It makes your Nashville hockey reading that much more fun.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/20/12 at 08:04 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

As if it was fun to begin with?

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 02/20/12 at 08:16 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Fun as in comedy.  I never said it had to be palatable.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/20/12 at 09:04 PM ET

snafu's avatar

I think he’s an outstanding GM.  Does more with his dollars (often limited) than GMs with oodles to spend.  Great development program too.

I think he’s extremely underrated by fans.

Posted by snafu from North America on 02/20/12 at 09:51 PM ET

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Jokes about “Bubba Hockey” aside, I think most Wing fans have seen enough of Poile’s (and Trotz’s) work over the years to know exactly how good they are at what they do.

Posted by mc keeper on 02/20/12 at 10:26 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I don’t think Poile is some kind of horrible GM, but he’d sure be nothing without Trotz.

Poile regularly makes head-scratching decisions, and I think the credit in making them work (sometimes… other times there is simply no saving them at all, sometimes a stinker is just a stinker) goes to Trotz, not Poile.

But whatever.  Nashville can have another decade or two of bargain bin hockey at its finest I guess, until the fans get sick of it all and the team moves away.

Posted by Primis on 02/21/12 at 01:07 AM ET

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Poile benefits from Trotz ;  Trotz gets everything from nothing moreso than any other coach in the league.  Now that they supposedly have “MONEY” to spend, lets see what they do.

Posted by Jim from Nashville on 02/21/12 at 08:51 AM ET

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