Originally posted on Fang Faction  |  Last updated 6/18/12

Two stories broke out Monday. One was big, while the other was not. The Nashville Predators were able to sign goalie prospect, Magnus Hellberg to an entry level deal. It has not been announced how much and how long. 

After Anders Lindback was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, just a week later, the Predators signed Hellberg, a 2011 second round pick, to an entry level deal. The trade allowed another goalie in the system like Atte Engren, Jeremy Smith and Chet Pickard to battle for the back-up spot to Pekka Rinne.

It is believed that Hellberg will be the starting goalie for the Milwaukee Admirals. We will all have a chance to see Magnus Hellberg play during the preseason in September. So, look out for him as he has the potential to become a great goalie.

Read the press release and the big news after the jump.

Here is the Press Release sent out by the Nashville Predators.

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed goaltender and 2011 second-round pick Magnus Hellberg (MAG-nuhs HEL-buhrg) to an entry-level contract.

Hellberg, 21 (4/4/91), played his first season with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League (Elitserien) in 2011-12, posting a 2.64 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage. He also saw action last season with Frolunda’s junior team and Orebro of Sweden’s second league (Allsvenskan). The 6-5, 185-pound native of Uppsala, Sweden led all juniors and ranked second among all Allvenskan netminders in save percentage (.936) and goals-against average (2.04) with Almtuna in 2010-11, in addition to ranking fourth in Sweden’s second division in shutouts (5).

Nashville’s first choice, 38th overall (second round), in the 2011 Entry Draft led the Swedish Junior League in save percentage (.928), goals-against average (1.97), shutouts (4) and games played (22) with the Almtuna Under-20 squad in 2009-10.

 


Now, the big news that was reported Monday morning was the news that Alexander Radulov will be returning to the KHL to play with CSKA, per Dmitry Chesnokov from the Yahoo! Sports "Puck Daddy" blog. 

What influenced Radulov on returning to Russia, according the report, was the threat of a lockout in the NHL. 

The hockey club's owners are trying to get a commitment of two to three years on a contract with CSKA. Radulov currently has one year left on his contract, after Salavat traded his rights to CSKA.

Now, Radulov is getting himself into deep sh*t if he does end up getting sucked into a three year deal. His future playing career will be done in the NHL because of the lack of physical ability that is necessary in the NHL.

Nashville saw that Radulov's play was not nearly as good as we all hoped for. The anticipation of his return was all dropped as soon as he started playing like crap on most nights.

Good riddance Radulov!

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