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Nashville GM David Poile has transformed Predators, and it's all about preparation

Nashville GM David Poile has transformed Predators, and it's all about preparation

Walking through Bridgestone Arena while his team practiced, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile chose a row and a seat with an unusual amount of care before he settled in. Was he superstitious, seeking a seat that had a meaningful number?

He didn't disclose the answer for a few minutes, when the conversation turned to the devastating eye injury he suffered a few days before he was to travel to Sochi, Russia, in his role as general manager of the 2014 U.S. Olympic hockey team. He chose that specific seat so he could see a reporter and the ice without craning his head to compensate for the lack of vision in his right eye. He makes similar choices in restaurant booths, on...

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