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Nashville parted ways with Matthew Lombardi and, as a bonus so that the Toronto Maple Leafs would accept the trade offer, Cody Franson was added as a sweetener. The Predators received Brett Lebda and Robert Slaney as compensation. Some thought at the time it was a great example of the Predators shaving down cap space in order to sign Suter and Weber.
In short: Lebda got bought out, Slaney never hit the NHL ice surface, Suter went to Minnesota and Cody Franson has turned into a top line defenseman for the Maple Leafs.
Moments ago, the hockey world learned that Glen Gulutzan, now-former head coach of the Dallas Stars, had been terminated from his job. As the ball was dropped, the first thing that comes to my mind is Nashville Predators Associate Coach Peter Horachek.
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With the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning tonight, it’s time we make our predictions for Round 1.