NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville general manager David Poile thought he made the key moves to win the Stanley Cup. With the Predators struggling to keep pace in the playoff chase, he fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday despite winning a Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division titles.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday.
Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey. Forward Patrick Marleau, a 21-year veteran, is headed to Carolina. And center J.T. Miller, one year into a five-year $26.25 million contract, was traded to Vancouver.