Barry Trotz Fired After 15 Years

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  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

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    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=714642

    He seems to be taking it well:

    John Glennon@glennonsports 24m
    Trotz says if Pekka had been healthy, this press conference would not be happening.

    John Glennon@glennonsports 1h
    Trotz says he's known for a long time this decision was in the works

    John Glennon@glennonsports 1h
    Trotz tearing up as he lists thanks to staff and players.
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  2. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    They offered him a FO position. He should take it. He will be set for life there.
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  3. Preditan

    Preditan Follow me @TitanNation_ Staff

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    He already said he's not taking it. He will be coaching another team next season.
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  4. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    I guess we will find out what the Preds' real problem was. I hope the team Trotz goes to loves boring defensive hockey!!
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    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

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    Predators have been overly loyal to BT

    that aint all bad, but sometimes change is good.
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    Preditan Follow me @TitanNation_ Staff

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    Great guy does not equal great coach.

    See: Munchak
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  8. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    I'm sad it didn't work out but I really thought the shortened season was our time to do something. Maybe it's the GM fault we didn't ever get real offensive weapons, not sure. Trotz did a lot for the city and team. Playoff games were such a great atmosphere during the stretch where we consistently made it.

    Agree it is time for a change. I hope we can have a more potent offense.
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  9. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    Yeah. We will find out in the next season or two. Keeping someone as terrible as Rich Clune on the NHL roster for two years is entirely Trotz's fault. And Clune would be a mediocre AHL player.

    I think GM Poile built that roster around Barry's desires to have a grinding, offense by committee, but defense-first kind of team. Poile gave him just that with Suter, Weber, and Rinne... and the Offensive talent that was acquired, (Radulov and the Kostitsyns) were basically run out of town (not that they weren't A-holes.)

    I think Trotz was a big reason why top end free agents don't want to go there. Them not being perennial Cup contenders, and Nashville not being a traditional hockey city hurts even more.

    Nashville in the 2000s loved the tenured coaches with boring philosophies.

    Predator fans are loud and proud, and they deserve a better product that what they've put out there since the lockout.

    It may involve a full house cleaning, but getting rid of BT was the first step in the right direction. I'm willing to give Poile a short leash to see what he does, not chained to BT.

    Even if Trotz wins a SC in his next stop.. his time here was well past done. Same with Fisher. I won't be mad about it.

    Now, both of my favorite sports franchises get a fresh start. I am happy.


    John Glennon@glennonsports 24m
    Trotz says if Pekka had been healthy, this press conference would not be happening.

    If you have to depend on a once-in-a-decade goalie to save your job.. then you don't deserve to keep it.

    Pekka's injury, and The Titans not making the playoffs worked out the best for the franchises, in the long-term, IMO.
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  10. Preditan

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    Trotzy has worked under Poile for over 30 years. With Poile being the defensive-minded GM he is (and a good one at that), I blame him to giving that influence to Trotz. When Poile was hired as the GM of the Caps, he basically turned their crappy defense into one of the tops in the league, but their forwards all sucked, which is why they never won a cup in the 15 years that he was GM of that team.

    Now Poile is coming up on 15 years with the Preds. Same results. He needs to go too.
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