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12-12-2013, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Montross View Post
Sure sounds it wasn't because of Poile that Kessel didn't come here.

Predators general manager David Poile has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the NHL’s most tight-lipped executives when it comes to detailing his business.

If Toronto’s Brian Burke is on one end of the spectrum in keeping the world up to date on whatever he’s up to, Poile is on the opposite.

But just because Poile doesn’t detail his daily activities to the public doesn’t mean he’s not working. Silence should not be interpreted as slacking.

It was only recently that I learned, for instance, that Poile had attempted to acquire Boston’s Phil Kessel as far back as the NHL draft in June.

Predators captain Jason Arnott had a pretty good comment regarding the manner in which Poile works:

“I don’t think people know how much he really tries because he’s so private and keeps everything to himself. He’s one of those general managers that keeps everything in the family. He does a great job at that.

“A lot of people think that maybe he doesn’t try as hard as he should. But I know from being inside, he he put everything out there to get (Kessel) in here and help the team win, and that shows a lot.

“It’s not like he’s just sitting around doing nothing and thinking everything’s fine and that we don’t need help. He’s the exact opposite, but he just keeps it internally.’’

Personally, I think it’s good that the Predators’ interest in – and attempts to acquire – Kessel came to light.

those quotes help solidify the fact that arnie is my favorite pred.

poile has slack for a reason, he isnt a chump. now we may need a change but these statements hold water.

Love when people said he played with no heart, was soft, and a terrible captain yada yada. yet he was the definition of our team for years by being solid and coming up when needed and sticking up for his teamates, just go check up on the dumont-burrows hit if u need proof among many others.

Arnott. game three. slap shot. cross bar, down. favorite pred moment ever.

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