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With Forsberg deal, GM Poile may have saved Preds

Updated: February 19, 2007, 6:02 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Never mind winning the Stanley Cup. Nashville Predators GM David Poile might well have saved his entire franchise Thursday evening.

With ruthless efficiency that belies his understated demeanor, Poile has established himself as one of the gutsiest, most assertive GMs in the business with his coup de grace acquisition of Philadelphia center Peter Forsberg.

If Forsberg can continue to play at the level he has since the All-Star break -- and that is a big if, no question about it -- the ...

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