Found July 03, 2012 on Rock the Red:
#38 Jack Hillen in 2009(Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) The Washington Capitals announced the signing of unrestricted free agent defenseman Jack Hillen to a 1-year, $650,000 contract.  Hillen, 26, is entering his fifth full season in the NHL; he spent last season in Nashville after starting his career with the New York Islanders.  The Minnesota native has played in 230 career NHL games, posting 10 goals, 56 points, a -12 rating, and, very important for George McPhee, only 129 penalty minutes.  Last season, Hillen appeared in 55 games for the Predators, posting 2 goals, 6 points, a +6 rating, and 20 PIM.  He averaged 14 minutes of ice time per night, and he was Nashville's #7 defenseman by total ice time.  The 5' 10, 190 lb defender also appeared in two of Nashville's playoff games last season, posting a +1 rating and 2 PIM.  Last season was a big step down for Hillen, who was the New York Islanders' #4 defenseman by total ice time in 2010-11 (#3 in scor...

Nashville Predators Say Good Riddance to Alexander Radulov

The Nashville Predators can finally move on and say good riddance to Alexander Radulov and his selfish ways, as the right winger has signed with CSKA of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League on Monday, ending his tumultuous time on and off in Nashville and the National Hockey League. Talented, yes, but Radulov proved that he never really wanted to play in Nashville,...

Radulov returns to Russia

Alexander Radulov will return to the KHL to play another season. This time, he will be playing for CSKA, not Ufa Salavat. According to Slava Malamud of Sport-Express, Radulov has signed a 4-year deal with CSKA. The amount of money Radulov will receive has not been reported.Here is Malamud's tweet: Radulov has signed a 4-year deal with CSKA. Soviet Army's discipline standards...


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Brian McGrattan on a one-year contract worth $600,000. McGrattan, 30 (9/2/81), appeared in 30 games with the Predators in 2011-12, posting two assists and 61 penalty minutes. Claimed on waivers from Anaheim...

Potential Landing Places for Ryan Suter

With NHL free agency underway, several teams will be salivating at the opportunity to sign Ryan Suter to a long-term deal. Suter is the best free agent defenseman and was often overshadowed by fellow Predator Shea Weber. Expect Suter to finally get the recognition he deserves and earn quite the paycheck. Here are his top four landing spots: 4. Minnesota Wild: The Wild have made it...

Hey Nashville, about Brendan Leipsic

The Nashville Predators roster is looking a lot like the Portland Winterhawks these days. Thanks to the past few years’ Entry Drafts and the current free agent frenzy, the team now has numerous Winterhawks (past and present) on their current roster or in their system, including Paul Gaustad, forward Cam Reid, defenseman Taylor Aronson and forward Brendan Leipsic, acquired in the...

Suter signs with Minnesota, attention shifts to Weber

According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Tribune, ex-Predator Ryan Suter has signed a 13 year contract that should make him a Wild for the remainder of his career.No terms were immediately available but it was reported on Tuesday that Detroit had offered $90 million in a 13 year deal. The Wild also signed ex-Devil Zach Parise in what could be a similar 13 year offer that would...

Predators Now Must Go In Another Direction

from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, “I think disappointment would not adequately describe the word I would like to choose,” Predators general manager David Poile said. “Disappointed and little surprised based on all the conversations we’ve had.” Poile said the Predators were not given last chance to match the Wild’s reported offer of 13 years at $98 million. “We asked...

The NHL Loses This Signing

Today <A href`=""> it was announced that Alexander Radulov signed a four years contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL.  This contract will pay him around $9.2 million per year.  Presumably this means Radulov is returning to the NHL after a short return to the...

2012 Development Camp Thoughts

The Nashville Predators completed their 2012 development camp Sunday at Centennial Sportsplex in West End. The camp lasted for a week and had on-ice practices Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The players arrived Monday, June 25 and ended Sunday. Read more after the jump. Throughout last week, the prospects were worked hard every day. Except Monday because that is when...

Suter's agent responds to critics of his client

MLIVE.COM Looks like Ryan Suter ‘s agent Neil Sheehy has seen and heard enough – Neil does have a point – if we were in the same situation we wouldn’t be rushing through these decisions. NHL.COM --- Ryan Suter and Zach Parise are in Day 3 of NHL free agency with some wondering why they haven't made a decision on where to play. Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy...

The waiting game continues

According to Ryan Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, there will be no decision tonight. The waiting game continues...

Fang Faction Radio: Episode 1

Listen to the first episode of Fang Faction Radio on Predators NOW! today. Ryan Shannon and I discuss the latest July 1 news with the Nashville Predators. You can download the show on iTunes for free!Topics: Ryan Suter, Jordin Tootoo, Hal Gill, Paul Gaustad, Francis Bouillon, Chris Mason and Development Camp 2012.  I will try to get the audio into a Mixcloud format Monday!

Ryan Suter Update

Neil Sheehy on Ryan Suter: There will be no decision tonight and there is no timetable for his contract signing at this time (cond) #mnwild— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 2, 2012 (cond Sheehy): “Ryan is considering his opportunities and is taking the necessary time to give each proper consideration.” #mnwild— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 2, 2012

Departure of homegrown Suter stings Preds

Today, the Nashville Predators lost a player that many fans had grown up with.

PRESS RELEASE: Predators Sign Mike Moore to 1 year/2 way Contract

Press release from the Predators: “Nashville, Tenn. (July 3, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free agent defenseman Mike Moore to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level. Moore, 27 (12/12/84), has spent that past four seasons in the...
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