Predators GM David Poile and Head Coach Barry Trotz take questions from the media at the Predators year end press conference. Follow the jump for the video and a list of key points that were made.
Poile - how to look at the Lombardi situation - he's on the depth chart but no real sign of coming back.
Poile - agent and Preds want to wrap up Shea Weber by July 1. If Preds tender contract, he is a signed player.
Trotz - Several injuries will be revealed.
Poile - Budget for next year is ongoing conversation - will resign who they want to - goal is to win the Stanley Cup.
Trotz - J P Dumont is better suited for regular season instead of post season. Need to put him in a role where they can use his ability.
Poile - No financial relief if Lombardi does not return since concussion is pre-existing. No buy out.
Trotz - Kostitsyn made great strides. Needs to shoot more.
Trotz - Difficulty to win at home in the playoffs.
Trotz - About pieces to add in the off season. May have pieces in house that couldn't play. Maybe a top six forward.
Trotz - Does resilience attract more fans. Story about fans on the street in Vancouver not being able to hate the Predators.
Poile - Free Agency may not be very active but trade is possibility - not many high end free agents. Maybe a defenseman for a forward.
Trotz - Discussion on the number of minutes played by Weber and Suter.
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