A well-wisher reaches to shake hands with Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz as Trotz leaves a news conference Monday, April 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators announced earlier in the day that Trotz's contract won't be extended and they will begin looking for a new head coach. Trotz is the only head coach the NHL hockey team has had. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General manager David Poile hopes he sent the strongest message possible by making the first coaching change in Nashville’s history: missing the playoffs is not acceptable for the Predators.

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