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Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz, right, talks with Predators CEO Jeff Cogen, center, after Trotz appeared at a news conference Monday, April 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators announced earlier in the day that Trotz's contract won't be extended and they will begin looking for a new head coach. Trotz is the only head coach the NHL hockey team has had. At left is Gerry Helper, Predators senior vice president of hockey communications and public relations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz, right, talks with Predators CEO Jeff Cogen, center, after Trotz appeared at a news conference Monday, April 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators announced earlier in the day that Trotz's contract won't be extended and they will begin looking for a new head coach. Trotz is the only head coach the NHL hockey team has had. At left is Gerry Helper, Predators senior vice president of hockey communications and public relations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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