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03-27-2013, 01:50 PM
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Notes from Poile's chat on Marek v Wysh today:

• Deadline is busy, but not as busy for the Preds as fans might hope (not surprising given our bubble situation)
• A lot of teams standing pat given how close the bubble standings are; status quo is likely the trend this year
• DAL / SJ trades were not an indication of being buyers / sellers; more proactive contract management
• Haha sounded like he regretted trading a 1st for Goose (You sit at the draft table and think, 'man I wish we had that 1st.')
• He would never not trade a player for personal reasons if the return was beneficial for the organization (likely related to Kipper situation)
• "DET is absolutely our #1 rival"
• Likes the playoff format in realignment; intra-division rivalries developed in the playoffs are great for fans and business
• He went to VAN training camp after expansion to try out for the team (didn't know this lol)
• We're on life support right now; travel has been tough, but need to be more consistent
• Need to put Suter in the rearview mirror (sounds like he hasn't though haha)
• Fenton deserves a shot as GM; been great as right-hand man. Thinks his opportunity will come soon

So not a whole lot of new info or Preds-specific details, but still an informative / interesting one. It sounds like half of Poile's hair falls out for every trade he makes; you can maybe criticize his moves in hindsight, but he definitely seems to put a lot of sweat and tears into the team.

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