What's next for Predators, Trotz? 

April, 14, 2014
Barry TrotzFrederick Breedon/Getty ImagesBarry Trotz compiled 557 regular-season wins in 15 seasons as coach of the Predators.
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.