Found July 30, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
When the Nashville Predators matched the Philadelphia Flyers' offer sheet to Shea Weber last week, there were several other teams that privately breathed a huge sigh of relief. It wasn't for hockey reasons. Rather, it was because these other teams are either located in secondary NHL markets or because they have had recent or semi-recent ownership question marks. The question is whether the Pr...

Nashville’s depth chart takes shape as Pickard heads to Sweden…

When the Nashville Predators traded Anders Lindback to the Tampa Bay Lightning, their depth chart between the pipes started to take shape. Then, three days later, they signed 2011 second round pick Magnus Hellberg and it got a little clearer. Then, when they signed Chris Mason to back-up Vezina Trophy finalist Pekka Rinne, it became even more clear.Today, it solidified.Per Kevin...

Jeff Cogen and Kevin Allen appear on SmashvilleOnTheGlass Radio

Nashville Predators CEO Jeff Cogen and USA Today's Kevin Allen joined Ryan Porth and me on this week's episode of SmashvilleOnTheGlass Radio.Cogen details the process that the Predators went through to put together the package to wrap up the captain for 14 years. Allen discusses the national implications of the signing and covers several other interesting topics.Give it...

Did Preds get bargains for Kostitsyn, Wilson?

By NHL standards, David Poile was able to re-sign RFA's Sergei Kostitsyn and Colin Wilson to very reasonable contracts...

Who should be the next assistant captain?

With one of the 2011-12 assistant captains, Ryan Suter, leaving the Nashville Predators and signing with the Minnesota Wild this off-season, many Predators fans are left with wondering a few questions. One of those questions is, Who will be the assistant captain for this season and on?There are three players on the roster right now that would be a great fit to wear the "A"...

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood do Disney

It's rare that we see what Predators players are up to in the offseason. I ran across a little video from RumorFix with a report of Mike Fiisher and Carrie Underwood at Disney World on Thursday. Fun stuff!More Later...Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

Eklund: How Much is Edler Worth?

With Shea Weber locked into a 14-year contract and Tobias Enstrom signing a five-year contract extension with the Jets yesterday, Vancouver defenseman Alex Edler becomes the biggest prize in the potential 2013 unrestricted free agent market for D-men. But will Edler ever make it to the open market? I suspect the answer is no. It is both in his own best interests and the best...

A few things to get your blood rolling....

It’s the dog days of summer and it’s almost August and there isn’t a lot of hockey news to be had right now because it’s not hockey season. Most college hockey fans are sitting on pins and needles waiting to see who else from their favorite college hockey team is going to sign a professional contract or bolt for the CHL. The WCHA has lost a total of 12 players this...
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