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Predators announce coaching change

After having missed the playoffs and then having lost in the first round two years in a row, the Nashville Predators announced today that Tom Renney's contract was not renewed. In his search for a new coach, GM Tremblay was scooped by the Blues who got Guy Boucher to sign on the dotted line a whopping fifteen minutes before Nashville's offer came in.

The Predators were quick to turn around and announce that the man for the job finally was Scott Arniel, a retired pro player who spent time as the assistant of Lindy Ruff and then as head coach of the Manitoba Moose. Arniel will bring an up-tempo, offensive game to the Nashville Predators, along with his skills at working and developing young players. The Predators hope that with this move they will be able to contend seriously for the NEFHL cup within at most three years.