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  • Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz talks with his players during a timeout during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    GM says coach change 'wake-up call' for Predators

    General manager David Poile hopes he sent the strongest message possible by making the first coaching change in Nashville's history: missing the playoffs is not acceptable for the Predators.


  • FILE - In this April 9, 2013 file photo, Nashville Predators center David Legwand plays against the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. The Nashville Predators announced Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 that they have traded away their first draft pick, sending forward David Legwand back to his hometown Detroit. The Predators got Patrick Eaves, a prospect and a third-round draft pick in exchange for Legwand.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    Predators trade F David Legwand to Red Wings

    David Poile remembers only too well not getting anything out of Ryan Suter in 2012 when the Nashville general manager couldn't sign the defenseman to a new contract.


  • David Poile, general manager of the U.S. hockey team and of theNashville Predators, speaks to reporters Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., for first time since taking an errant puck to the face Feb. 6. His injuries kept him from traveling to Sochi, and he says he currently cannot see out if his right eye. (AP Photo/Teresa Walker)

    US GM: No sight in right eye after hit by puck

    David Poile may not see again out of his right eye after taking a puck to the face. That's not stopping the general manager of the U.S. hockey team and the Nashville Predators as he returns to work.


  • **FILE** Nashville Predators general manager David Poile answers questions at a news conference on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    David Poile, Team USA and Predators GM, loses sight in right eye after puck accident

    Poile says the puck broke his nose in three places and cracked the orbital bone above and below his right eye. Poile says he needed 40 stitches above the eye. Doctors remain hopeful some vision may return.


  • US Hockey GM recovering from another surgery

    U.S. hockey team general manager David Poile is recovering from a third surgery after being hit with an errant puck to the face Feb. 6 that broke his nose and cracked bone around one of his eyes.


  • USA goaltender Jonathan Quick stands in the crease during a training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    US hockey GM Poile can't go to Sochi after injury

    David Poile earned a chance to be general manager of the U.S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey.


  • Poile has surgery day after being hit by puck

    Nashville Predators general manager David Poile had surgery in the nose and eye areas and got stitches for a laceration, a day after being struck in the face by an errant puck during the team's morning skate at Minnesota.


  • US hockey GM expected to delay trip to Sochi

    U.S. Olympic hockey general manager David Poile is expected to delay his scheduled trip to the Sochi Games this weekend as he recovers from two surgical procedures after getting hit in the face with an errant puck.


  • Predators GM Poile hit by puck, sent to hospital

    Nashville Predators general manager David Poile was taken to a hospital Thursday after being struck in the face by an errant puck during the team's morning skate at Minnesota, and he was staying there overnight for observation and evaluation.


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