10th Anniversary Profile: Poile and Trotz

Monday, 12.3.2007 / 4:56 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th Anniversary Profile: Poile and Trotz
Poile
Now in their 20th season working together, General Manager David Poile and Head Coach Barry Trotz have provided a successful model of continuity and stability guiding the Nashville Predators.  Poile was one of the expansion franchise’s first hires, and one of his first moves was bringing in Trotz to coach.  Both were in place a full season before the first NHL puck dropped in the Music City in 1998.

Now ten seasons later, the duo has led the Predators from an expansion team to a playoff contender.  Poile created and installed an Entry Draft-based team-building philosophy that has proven fruitful, and he has supplemented with shrewd acquisitions, through trade and on the free-agent market.  Meanwhile, Trotz and his coaching staff have helped create a team identity based on speed, hard work and tenacity.
Trotz

Only one of 29 other current GM/head coach duos has been together in its current setting longer than Poile and Trotz.  Over the course of their ten seasons, both individuals has been recognized for achievement.  Poile was named the 2007 Sporting News Executive of the Year, Business Tennessee’s 2006 CEO of the Year and in 2001, he was honored with the Lester Patrick Award in recognition of contributions to hockey in the United States.  Trotz was named the 2007 Sporting News Coach of the Year, he worked the bench as an assistant coach at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game and he has finished fourth in balloting for the NHL’s Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year) in each of the last two seasons. 

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 6 4 2 1 6
C. Wilson 6 5 0 -1 5
J. Neal 6 4 1 0 5
C. Smith 6 2 3 2 5
M. Ribeiro 6 1 4 2 5
S. Jones 6 0 4 -6 4
R. Ellis 6 0 3 4 3
M. Cullen 6 1 1 -1 2
C. Jarnkrok 6 0 2 -2 2
C. Franson 5 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 2 4 2 .909 2.68