Nashville Predators: What Fans Should Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

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David Poile keeps rolling

We can’t say enough about how great David Poile is. He’s the ultimate team builder and has crafted together a roster that will be formidable for many years. It didn’t happen overnight, or even over a single season. He’s meticulously built this team from the ground up, and made the Predators an offensive juggernaut. The result of that is being the current Western Conference champs.

His latest work of magic is signing Kyle Turris from Ottawa, giving the Predators another top-end center. Giving up some promising young prospects is tough to see, but Poile is all in on winning on the big stage now. Thanks is owed to having a GM that isn’t shy about making moves, and most of them have produced positive results. Turris is thriving with his new team, and will be a treasure in the playoffs with his leadership.

The Predators will remain a relevant team as long as Poile is calling the shots. He’s making this franchise a desirable place for the NHL’s biggest stars to wear gold. Eventually, his knowledge and ability to recognize talent will produce a Stanley Cup. The JoFA line was mentioned earlier, and Poile obviously is the mastermind behind that work of art.