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The Nashville Predators organization emailed a statement to all season ticket holders regarding the lockout. Read it after the jump.
As of today, the NHL and NHLPA have been unable to reach terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”). The NHL season will not commence until the parties agree upon a successor CBA. The National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new agreement that will allow for long-term success and growth for the game we all love.
Currently, we are constructing a plan that will protect and reward our most loyal fans, our Season Ticket Holders. In the hope of a quick resolution, you will be receiving your season ticket packages later this week. Additionally, we will freeze all season ticket payments until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is signed between the NHL and NHLPA. We will update you on the CBA negotiations as appropriate developments occur. Please visit nashvillepredators.com for other news regarding the Predators and Bridgestone Arena.
When the NHL season commences, your Nashville Predators are well-positioned to compete for the Stanley Cup. Our cornerstone players, Shea Weber and Pekka Rinne, are locked up for years to come while this off-season we also re-signed core veterans Hal Gill, Paul Gaustad, Sergei Kostitsyn and Mike Fisher. Veteran free agent defenseman Scott Hannan was also brought in to round out the defensive core and the maturation of future stars like Colin Wilson, Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi helps create a foundation for long-term success.
We look forward to continuing to focus on our mission: building and working toward a Stanley Cup-winning Nashville Predators team as the centerpiece of Bridgestone Arena. Once a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place, we are prepared to contend for the Stanley Cup on an annual basis with a team anchored by one of the top goaltenders and top defensemen in the game.
Thank you for your support and we can't wait for the 2012-13 season to start.
Chief Executive Officer
President/Chief Operating Officer
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With less than six hours remaining before the NHL owners are expected to lockout the players, the Nashville Predators announced that they have signed forward Craig Smith to a two year contract extension.This season will be the final year of Smith's entry level contract that will pay him $900,000 this year. Here is the full release from the Predators...NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN...
Less than twelve hours before NHL owners plan to lock out the players, the Nashville Predators signed defenseman Kevin Klein to a cap friendly five-year, $14.5 million contract that solidifies another piece of the Preds' blueline for the next six seasons.Klein is entering the final year of a three year contract that has paid him $1.35 million a year and the new deal will run...
In the final hours of the NHL’s now expired collective bargaining agreement, the Nashville Predators were able to sign Gabriel Bourque, Craig Smith and Kevin Klein to contract extensions. While Bourque and Smith are perceived to be key parts of the franchise’s offense moving forward, Klein has been, and will continue to be, a key component on the blue line.
At a players skate...
Pekka Rinne reiterates he plans to stay in Nashville for the time being. Plus, Roman Josi addresses the possibility of playing in Europe during the lockout...
We thought the Nashville Predators were finished getting their house in order before the NHL locks out it’s players at midnight Eastern tonight.We were wrong.Just two days after re-signing restricted free agent Jon Blum and a day after extending forward Gabriel Bourque for two more years, General Manager David Poile and the Predators announced that they’ve locked up blueliner...
Kevin Klein talks about his new contract that will keep him in Nashville through the 2017-18 season...
Nashville Predators season ticket holders received an email from the team regarding the lockout and its effect on the 2012-13 season.Dear STH,Below please find a letter from Predators CEO Jeff Cogen and President Sean Henry in regards to the expired Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL and NHLPA. We hope for a quick resolution and look forward to having the Predators back...
Today, the Predators announced D Kevin Klein has been signed to a 5-year, $14.5 million extension...
The Nashville Predators announced their second signing on Saturday with Craig Smith signing a two-year, $4 million contract extension. With Smith's contract set to expire next offseason, this deal will lock him up until the 2014-15 season. In the two year extension, Smith will receive $2 million each season.
Here is the press release sent out by the Nashville Predators.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Kevin Klein to a five-year, 14.5 million contract Saturday.
The 27-year-old Klein had four goals and 17 assists in 66 regular-season games last season, and added two goals and two assists in 10 playoff games. In 309 career games, he has 12 goals and 53 assists.
Nashville Scene columnist J.R. Lind said it perfectly on Twitter yesterday morning.just a reminder that nothing, ya know, has actually been cancelled yet— J.R. Lind (@jrlind) September 16, 2012Emotion get you fired up that the National Hockey League and it’s owners think a lockout is even an option. Especially when just a few short years ago a lockout forced the loss of an entire...
The Nashville Predators announced Saturday afternoon that they have re-signed defenseman Kevin Klein to a 5 year, $14.5 million contract extension. Klein has one year remaining on his current contract. Starting in the 2013-14 season, his newest contract will go into effect.Read the press release and thoughts after the jump.
Here is the press release sent out by the Nashville...
Today, the Predators announced C Craig Smith has received a 2-year, $4 million extension...
From the Nashville Predators:
“Nashville, Tenn. (September 15, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Kevin Klein to a five-year, $14.5 million contract that will pay him $3 million in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16, and $2.75 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
“My family and I love...
Gabriel Bourque, Jonathon Blum, Kevin Klein and Craig Smith were all recently signed to contract extensions...