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The Nashville Predators released the list of pending restricted free agents that they made qualifying offers to before Sunday's July first free agency period begins.
Players who earned less than $660,000 in the previous season must be offered 110 percent of last season's salary. Players making up to $1 million must be offered 105 percent. Players making over $1 million must be offered 100 percent of their salary.
The Preds qualified the following five players who are not arbitration eligible (2011-12 NHL base salary in parenthesis - from CapGeek.com).
Jonathon Blum ($787,500)
Jack Maclellan ($692,500)
Alexander Radulov ($984,200)
Jeremy Smith ($600,000)
Colin Wilson ($875,000)
The following players are arbitration eligible and were qualified by the team.
Atte Engren ($610,000)
Sergei Kostitsyn ($2,500,000)
Teemu Laakso ($675,000)
Ryan Thang ($565,000)
Shea Weber ($7,500,000)
These players were not qualified and will become free agents on July 1.
Ryan Flynn ($525,000)
Jack Hillen ($650,000)
Zack Stortini ($550,000)
Finally, the following players are pure unrestricted free agents and are free to negotiate with all 30 NHL teams on July 1.
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The Nashville Predators have announced that 10 of their restricted free agents have been extended qualifying offers.The 10 restricted free agents that received qualifying offers are below.Jonanthan Blum || D || Milwaukee Admirals Atte Engren || G || Milwaukee Admirals (has signed with TPS of SM-liiga) Sergei Kostitsyn || W || Nashville Predators Teemu Laakso || D || Milwaukee Admirals...
The Nashville Predators released the full details of this year's edition of their annual Summer Development Camp that will feature the team's top prospects as well as all nine new Preds that were drafted at last weekends NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh.On ice sessions will be open to the public Today, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Centennial Sportsplex. The...
Since 1998, the Nashville Predators have tad a "tag line" or marketing slogan each year and most have been pretty good. The term "Smashville" has been the most successful and is well known throughout the hockey world.One of my favorites from the early years was "Fang Fever". The worst ever had to be the "My Town" theme based on the horrible...
It’s been real. It’s been nice. But it hasn’t been real nice.Jordin Tootoo has spent his entire NHL career with the Nashville Predators but, on July 1, that will change. According to News 1130 out of Vancouver, Tootoo’s agent confirmed he will not sign a contract extension in Music City and will head to free agency when the calendar turns over.Tootoo, the first person of...
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The video starts with a poll of reporters on what they thought of Nickelback and then moves on to more pertinent matters at hand with the Predators representation at the 2012 NHL Awards show.More Later...Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass
Monday was a busy day and I felt that I should put all the Monday news and clump it together. There were two big stories today. One is involving fan favorite, Jordin Tootoo and the other involves David Poile extending qualifying offers. Read all the news after the jump.
According to News1130 Sports in Vancouver, Kevin Epp, Jordin Tootoo's agent, confirms that Tootoo will...
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Today we're making the case for pursuing Ryan Suter over Zach Parise. Tomorrow, we will pursue Parise over Suter.
Today's scenario implies a couple of things.
Shero will pursue Suter and not even worry about signing Parise.
Shero will sign Suter for $7.5 million a season.
Quick reasons this is a possibility:
1. Even with...
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The news out of Nashville has been interesting at best and deflating at worst. After listening to Josh Cooper who covers the Predators for the Tennessean on 102.5 the Game yesterday, the pessimists glass is whole-heartedly half-empty and in danger of drying out entirely.
Coupled with the news of Bouillon’s services coming to an end and Tootoo hitting...
Word comes out through the pipeline today of the RFA’s who have had a qualifying offer thrown their way and the ones that have not. Via the Nashville Predators Media Relations:
The Predators have sent qualifying offers to the following players:
Jonathon Blum (1/30/89)
Atte Engren (2/19/88 – ARB)
Sergei Kostitsyn (3/20/87 – ARB)
Teemu Laakso (8/27/87 – ARB)
Here is a look at a handful of options for the Predators when it comes to finding a new backup goaltender...
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Download the Predators NOW! podcast today! Mark Willoughby of The View From 111 and I talk about the latest news going on in Smashville. We discuss the Predators' draft picks and look towards development camp. Also, we discussed Jordin Tootoo and qualifying offers. Listen and download here today!
Shattuck-St. Mary's graduate Zachary Stepan, selected 112th overall by the Predators, is excited to join the organization.