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.