Nashville Predators say goodbye to Barry Trotz with billboard

It’s not shocking that Barry Trotz was relieved of his coaching duties today (and offered a spot in the Predators organization). The Preds have missed the playoffs the past two seasons, and it appears Trotz has squeezed all of the water from the stone that is the Nashville offense. It’s time for some new blood.

Trotz is also the only coach that the Predators franchise has ever known. He’s been behind their bench for fifteen seasons. That kind of job security and loyalty is rare, and the Predators organization is honoring their former head coach with billboards around the Nashville area:

I know the word “classy” gets thrown around so much that it doesn’t mean anything anymore, but I’d like to think that it applies here.

About Laura Astorian

Laura Astorian is the head editor for the SB Nation blog St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan from childhood. She promises that any anti-Blackhawks bias will be left at the door. Maybe.