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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
If this doesn’t represent a wake-up call for Michael Del Zotto, 24 and unemployed, then nothing will.
For this isn’t Del Zotto being sent to the AHL midway through his second NHL (and pro) season by the Rangers and John Tortorella, or Del Zotto being scratched nine times by Alain Vigneault, or Del Zotto being kept out of the lineup in Nashville by Barry Trotz, or even David Poile passing on the Predators’ $2.9 million qualifier.
This is, rather, Del Zotto still searching for someone willing to buy low on him during an early summer in which the market for defensemen — serviceable and otherwise — has resembled the Dow Jones and even people like Deryk Engelland and Nikita Nikitin were treated as blue-chip stocks.
Remember last summer when it appeared Del Zotto, Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello would be the biggest beneficiaries of the Rangers’ coaching change from Tortorella to Vigneault? Well, two out of three isn’t bad.
Del Zotto, given all sorts of freedom on the ice, couldn’t ...
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The Nashville Predators announced Monday that they will be without forward Mike Fisher for the next 4-6 months due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. “Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session and underwent successful surgery on Thursday, July 3,” general manager David Poile said in a statement. “We expect...
In a stunner, the Nashville Predators announced this afternoon that center Mike Fisher is on the shelf for four to six weeks with a ruptured Achilles.
GM David Poile comments on Mike Fisher’s injury. Read more -> http://t.co/qFXm3MkVsI
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 7, 2014
General Manager David Poile made no secret at the 2014 NHL Draft that the team was looking...
The Nashville Predators will have to do without one of their best forwards for the first few months of the 2014-15 campaign.
Mike Fisher had surgery this week to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon and will miss four-to-six months. This means the Predators won’t see their forward in action until around the holiday season.
Last season, the 34-year-old Fisher scored 20 goals and recorded...
Michel Del Zotto isn’t attracting a ton of attention, but could the Red Wings take a chance? (Derrick Bostrom, Flickr)
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New Predators winger James Neal understands that he needs an image reboot in Nashville. Known as gruff, being difficult to deal with, and even a risk on the ice during his four years in Pittsburgh, Neal comprehends that he needs to make some changes to both his game and his attitude.
“Your emotion gets the better of you,” Neal, a former 40-goal scorer, said of his style of play...
Nashville took a slight body punch today with the news that veteran center Mike Fisher would be out four-to-six months with an Achilles rupture sustained during a training session. Fisher was arguably the top center for the Predators in the upcoming season, and still is if he fully recovers from the injury before the year ends.
However, even without the services of Fisher for the...
The Nashville Predators said on Monday that Mike Fisher suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session.
Fisher, 34, underwent surgery and is expected out four to six weeks.
The centre scored 20 goals and 29 assists in 75 regular season games, with a minus-4 rating, four power-play goals and four game winners.
He joined Nashville late in the 2010-11 season in a trade...
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Joe Piskula to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the AHL level.
Piskula, 29 (7/5/84), played a pair of games for the Predators in 2013-14, and has suiting up for 12 NHL games with Nashville, Calgary and Los...
Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile released the following statement today regarding forward Mike Fisher.
“Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session and underwent successful surgery on Thursday, July 3. We expect Mike to make a full recovery...
The Nashville Predators have added a veteran presence to their young blueline today. General Manager David Poile has signed free agent defenseman Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal worth $1 million.
The 32 year-old Russian doesn’t impact the scoresheet very often but he is a solid stay-at-home defenseman. Immediate reaction has him as the safety net of the second pairing with...
Lots of fans are complaining about GM David Poile. Do they have a point? (AP Photo)
The Nashville Predators had a chance to do something big when Free Agency started. Something like signing a big name, like the top-line Center to complement newly acquired Winger James Neal. Something like adding a depth Defenseman to bolster the roster.
So, what happened?
To quote Dark Helmet from...
Nashville will be without Mike Fisher for a while. Photo Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
Already desperate for center help, the Nashville Predators were dealt a pretty serious blow to their forward group. Center Mike Fisher will miss the next four-to-six weeks with a ruptured Achilles tendon, an injury he suffered during a training session, according to general manager David...
Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent defenseman Anton Volchenkov to a one-year, $1 million contract.
“Anton provides a strong veteran presence that will complement our young, talented defensive corps nicely,” Poile said. “He is a physical, left-handed shooting...
After signing Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal, the Predators released a bit of rough information with the news of Mike Fisher’s injury. Fisher is set to miss the next four-to-six months after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a training session, Nashville announced this afternoon.
“Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon...