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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, or in the NHL at all, for that matter. He came over to the Preds to start the 1006-2007 NHL season and put up very solid numbers, especially for a 20-year-old. In 64 games in his rookie season, Radulov scored 18 goals and recorded 19 assists on his way to also scoring 4 game winning goals.
Radulov followed up with even better numbers during the next season, appearing in 81 games and registering 26 goals to go along with 32 assists. It appeared as if the Predators and Radulov were building something for the future in Nashville.
And then, Radulov bolted back to Russia for a four year run in the KHL that was unsanctioned by the team and the league. Radulov left Nashville after the 2008 season with a year still remaining on his contract, and signed a three year deal with Salavat Yulayev Ufa. He was suspended indefinitely just prior to the 2008 season by Nashville, but finally returned to the team when this past season’s playoffs began.
Radulov came back to play in the final 9 regular season games for the Preds, scoring 3 goals and 4 assists, giving Nashville some hopes that he could help get them deep into the playoffs. After helping Nashville eliminate the Detroit Red Wings in five games, Radulov was back in the news for the wrong reasons.
The Predators suspended Radulov and teammate Andrei Kostitsyn before Game 2 of their series with the Phoenix Coyotes for violating curfew. Both sat again for Game 4, and after the Predators were eliminated following their Game 5 loss, Radulov became a restricted free agent, finally fulfilling his contract in Nashville.
He will now return to the KHL where he is a two time league MVP and is the all-time leading goal scorer. He may be loaded with talent, but something tells me that the Predators will be better off without him disrupting what they are trying to build in Nashville.
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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...
Today <A href`="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/alex-radulov-signs-4-khl-contract-nhl-ever-140352749--nhl.html"> 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...
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...
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...
Numerous reports of Alexander Radulov signing for $36M over 4 years with CSKA Moscow.
Sergei Fedorov is the GM of the team.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, you can hear Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile frustration as he talks about free agent defenseman Ryan Suter leaving the Predators and signing a deal with the Minnesota Wild.We ask you Preds fans… is Minnesota now (with Suter and Parise) closer to the Stanley Cup than the Predators would have been if...
According to Ryan Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, there will be no decision tonight. The waiting game continues...
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!
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
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...