What's next for Predators, Trotz?

Barry Trotz compiled 557 regular-season wins in 15 seasons as coach of the Predators. Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

It will be strange seeing someone other than Barry Trotz coaching the Nashville Predators next season, and equally strange seeing Trotz coaching a team other than the Nashville Predators.

One is a certainty, with the Predators announcing today that Trotz won’t be back as coach. The other is a near certainty, as coaches with Trotz’s experience and reputation rarely stay unemployed for very long.

So what’s next for both? Here are some options:

What’s next for the Nashville Predators

In acting quickly, the Predators have their choice of the available coaches, and there’s one name that stands out more than any other: Peter Laviolette.