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Predators hoping Peter Laviolette can replicate playoff success

Predators hoping Peter Laviolette can replicate playoff success

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Peter Laviolette has delivered the first piece of the job the Nashville Predators gave him by hiring him as only their second head coach.

Now his task is even bigger: Deliver a deep postseason run, and maybe, just maybe, a championship to Music City.

"I think we're excited," captain Shea Weber said. "It's a new time and something that we're going to experience with a new coach. We're going to obviously all try to work to that big goal, the Stanley Cup."

The Predators made a coaching change a year ago when Barry Trotz missed the playoffs for a second straight year, and general manager David Poile hired Laviolette as his...

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