Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 9/14/12

MONTREAL,QC - JUNE 27: Gabriel Bourque poses for a portrait after being drafted by the Nashville Predators during the second day of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 27, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Nashville Predators have been busy lately. And for good reason. Starting Saturday at 10:59pm Central, the teams and their players won’t be able to have discussions of any kind, let alone contract negotiations.So they’re taking care of that now.Defenseman Jon Blum signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Predators yesterday, 2012 second round pick Colton Sissons inked a three-year entry level contract on Thursday and, today, Gabriel Bourque re-upped with Nashville for two years.He will be paid $725,000 in 2013-14 and then $825,000 in 2014-15, making it a two-year deal worth $1.55 million.Not necessarily known for his offense, the Rimouski, Quebec native posted an impressive 19 points in 43 regular season games last season. He followed that up by becoming one of the most important forwards during the playoffs for the Predators. He put up the second most points on the team, tallying five points in just 10 games.His speed and tenacity make him very tough to play against in the attac...
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