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The Nashville Predators and Paul Gaustad agreed to a four-year, $13 million deal Saturday, keeping the 6-foot-5 American center from becoming a free agent.
The 30-year-old Gaustad joined the Predators in February in a deal that sent a first-round pick this year to Buffalo. The Sabres also received a fourth-round pick in 2013.
Gaustad had seven goals and 10 assists in 56 games last season for Buffalo, and added four assists in 14 games for Nashville. He had a goal and an assist in 10 playoff games.
In seven NHL seasons, he has 71 goals, 114 assists and 591 penalty minutes in 493 games.
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The Predators have re-signed Paul Gaustad to a four-year, $13 million deal. Gaustad is a valuable piece to the puzzle, but did the Predators overpay?
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...
Congrats to former Sabre spiritual leader, Paul Gaustad.
The predators signed Gaustad to a new four year, $13 million contract on Saturday night, thus preventing the burly centreman from hitting the open UFA market.
So, Zach Parise was in Toronto last night. He'll meet with the half dozen teams that covet him beginning at Noon today. That is, IF he declares...
The Tennessean’s Josh Cooper spoke to Nashville Predators GM David Poile about Ryan Suter, and Poile told Cooper that he’s not quite at take-it-or-leave-it…
“I haven’t done that to this point, but I think that’s probably the proper thing to do,” Poile said. “It’s a tough situation we’re in. Ryan controls all the cards right now, and if he comes back and signs...
Dominoes have fallen over the last month, and the biggest domino remains: Ryan Suter. Let the waiting game begin.
Yesterday, Hal Gill signed a two-year, $4 million deal to stay in Nashville. Here’s why it was important to keep him around...
Press Release via the Predators is below:
“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...
Former Nashville Predators' defenseman, Francis Bouillon (aka "The Cube") has been signed by the Montreal Canadiens. It is a one year deal worth $1.5 million. Bouillon returns to where his NHL career started. It is great for Franky as he could end his NHL career where it started. Read more after the jump.
Francis Bouillon is 5'8", 198 fire plug that can...
from Jeremy K Gover of Section 303, The prizes of this free agency class are defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise. Some think it will take roughly $9 million to sign each player. Using that number, let’s take the best case scenario and say the Preds sign both (again, purely as an example). That’s a whopping $18 million tied up in just those two players. But guess who’s...
Press release from the Predators is below:
“Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Kevin Henderson to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $50,000 at the AHL level.
Henderson, 25 (12/3/86), signed with the Predators’...
From TSN’s Darren Dreger:
TooToo agrees to Detroit. 3 years $1.9 per
MLive’s Ansar Khan confirms:
Wings sign disturber Jordin Tootoo, formerly of Nashville, for three years at $1.9 million per.
Update: The Macomb Daily’s Chuck Pleiness confirms—and remember that all these extra bodies mean that the Wings may end up trading some players, and that they can exceed the cap...
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!
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Hopefully Santa will be in the gift-giving mode early this year and bring the Predators some much needed pieces for a solid team this year. With the departure of Andrei Kostitsyn and Alexander Radulov with the looming departure of Jordin Tootoo and possibly Ryan Suter, it’ll be up to GM David Poile to fish out some winners in what many...
Well here’s the news you were probably not waiting for, Wings fans. In addition to Ryan Suter not deciding until tomorrow, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the Red Wings’ other main target will take his time, too:
Zach Parise’s decision will not come until tomorrow. Has narrowed the field to a select group and will decide Monday.
Numerous reports of Alexander Radulov signing for $36M over 4 years with CSKA Moscow.
Sergei Fedorov is the GM of the team.