What We Learned: Predators 'open for business,' but what does that mean?
It finally happened.
Saturday afternoon's trade with the Winnipeg Jets apparently signaled that David Poile at long last came to understand that his team isn't good enough to compete for much of anything, and hasn't been for at least a couple of years.
And in coming to that understanding, he is now taking the opportunity to call it a career, announcing he's quitting at the exact wrong time (while still collecting a paycheck as a consultant, of course) and, as of June 30, being replaced by Barry Trotz.
Poile's fatal flaw on the job here was his inability to see the team he built, rebuilt, and built again – except worse this time – for what it was. That's hardly a novel occurrence in the NHL GMing world. As such, Poile can perhaps be forgiven for falling into the old trap as many of his counter
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