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The Other Unsigned RFAs

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, In Nashville, blueliner Ryan Ellis, 23, still doesn’t have a deal with the Predators. "This is clearly one of those cases where we want to pay him X and he wants Y," veteran Preds general manager David Poile told Tuesday. "We’ve tried to justify our position, they’ve tried to justify their position, and we just disagree...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Predators' Poile addresses Ellis, Beck contracts

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile addressed the contract situations for unsigned restricted free agents Ryan Ellis and Taylor Beck Saturday at Predators training camp. There have been discussions of varying contract lengths in the Ellis negotiations and the main stumbling block continues to be money, according to Poile. He was not at camp Friday or Saturday at Centennial...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Poile on Ryan Ellis: “It’s just a disagreement on dollars”

At the second day of training camp for the Nashville Predators, general manager David Poile took a few moments to address the current contract status of restricted free agent defenseman Ryan Ellis, who has yet to appear at training camp. “Conversations with nothing resolved. It is a typical negotiation that unfortunately has gone past the time that we needed to have something...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Review & Preview: Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators usher in a new era in the Music City. #127245331 / gettyimages.comNASHVILLE PREDATORS Roster changes, IN: James Neal (acquired from Pittsburgh), Olli Jokinen (from Winnipeg), Mike Ribeiro (from Arizona), Derek Roy (from St. Louis), Anton Volchenkov (from New Jersey) Pending UFAs/RFAs: Ryan Ellis (RFA) Roster changes, OUT: Patric Hornqvist (traded...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Poile talks about surplus of forwards, competition in camp

The Nashville Predators had to get better on offense. General Manager David Poile knew this and revamped his roster for the upcoming season in an effort to do so. His first step was acquiring sniper James Neal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in June. He then signed versatile veteran Olli Jokinen. The team then announced top center Mike Fisher would be out until November (at least) and...
Via Section 303
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Poile, Preds ready to go forward at 2014 NHL Draft

The Nashville Predators may not be picking at the top of the 2014 NHL Draft, but they do have their sights set on a certain position. “There are two outstanding defensemen in this draft,” General Manager David Poile said, almost in jest. “We certainly would favor a forward and that’s our goal.” This year’s top forwards Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart and Leon Draisaitl will...
Via Section 303
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds GM Poile will not travel with U.S. Olympic team to Sochi

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile, who also is serving as the general manager of the U.S. Olympic hockey team, will not travel with the main group on Sunday to the 2014 Sochi Olympics after getting hit in the head with an errant puck on Thursday. The Predators released a statement on Friday that said Poile underwent two facial surgeries in the "nose and eye areas...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What should top Poile’s priority list?

In evaluating his team, where should David Poile turn his attention to improve the roster? Perhaps he should move the big picture to the forefront...
Via Smashville 24/7
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

303′s TOP 12 MOMENTS OF 2012: #8 – Trotz, Poile get 500th all-time win

#8: Trotz and Poile share amazing milestone of 500 wins In today’s sports landscape, an inaugural head coach and general manager rarely see the franchise through it’s infancy. In the case of the Nashville Predators, the two men who started the franchise back in 1997, are still with it. And, on March 30, 2012, Head Coach Barry Trotz and General Manager David Poile won their...
Via Section 303
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Flyers have put Poile, Preds in a no-win situation…

You would expect something like this to go on between two division rivals. Or, at the very least, two conference rivals. Two teams that are in direct competition with each other in their quest for the ultimate prize: Lord Stanley’s Cup.Instead, the Philadelphia Flyers of the Eastern Conference have put the Nashville Predators of the West in a serious bind.Last Wednesday night,...
Via Section 303
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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