Trotz led Preds to first ever playoff appearance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Barry Trotz signed a one-year contract
extension Monday after coaching the Nashville Predators to their
first playoff appearance.

Nashville was eliminated by Detroit in Game 6 of their
first-round series Saturday.

Trotz, the only coach in franchise history, had an option year
left on his original contract. The new deal gives the franchise an
option for the 2005-06 season.