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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:13 PM
Wow talk about a 180 turnaround, Laviolette is the exact opposite of Trotz system. Nothing against your Preds but I don't think they have the personal to play his style also really bad for Rinne's stats.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:15 PM
I somewhat agree, but sometimes drastic change is needed. There is still a whole offseason to work on things, make a few impact signings and/or deals. Barry's Preds are the only Preds we've ever see so it's rational to think an entirely different playstyle is incapable but you never know.
Good luck this upcoming season Predsfan, I hope this spells turnaround in a good way for your squad and they begin back down the path of success. And I hope Weber gets a big splinter.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:14 PM
I could see more offence a bit of a sales pitch to the fans.
Im sure they have gotten better down there but in a place like Nashville big goals and big hits help sell the game.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:50 PM
but.... he was supposed to replace babcock this season...
Pavel datsyuk is the best player in the world because he snatches the puck from unsuspecting players and follows it up by the simultaneous undressing of the defence pairing. The goalie then gives up, and flops like a fish. The end result is a calm skate back to his bench where he can bask in the praise of his multiple girlfriends from the motherland.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:59 PM
Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:00 PM
Only if he grows a neck first.
don't worry y'all can get trotz now
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:24 PM
Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:58 PM
I think this is an excellent move. Laviolette is a good coach and a proven winner. The system the Preds have in place now has been good at maximizing returns based on minimal investment, but this speaks to some extra ambition on Poile's part. Sure, they could have kept Trotz, kept drafting well, kept losing their talent to other teams without moving past the first round of the playoffs. It would have worked but stagnation is no way to run a team.
Nashville needed a new voice. Combined with the right personnel moves, this could yield some pretty big results.
Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:38 AM
Yeah, why hire a guy who's been to two Finals with two separate teams?
Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:27 AM
I like this move. Laviolette gets the most out of his teams, turns them into overachievers.
The Preds are set in goal (Rinne) and on the back end (Weber et al.) Now they have to work on the offense, and I expect them to do just that. This is a good first step. And, fortunately, this summer's UFA class boasts a number of forwards who would, I think, work really well in Nashville. Sign two of them and I'm bullish about the future of the Preds.
Side note: Is there any chance Hornqvist gets moved, PredsFan? What if they felt they could get more of a pure scorer? I'd seriously consider trading Nyquist (+ more) for him. We miss Holmstrom almost as much as we miss Lidstrom.
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:50 PM
Not only did the predators get a new head coach,but we also got a new turtle,May i introduce to you the newest member of the Nashville Predators and future mascot(just kidding,i love gnash): Peter Laviolette's turtle Frank the Turtle https://twitter.com/LavysTurtle
Edited by PredsFanTheBayouState, 07 May 2014 - 03:50 PM.
Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:38 PM
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