Found June 25, 2012 on The Predatorial:

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)

Jack Maclellan (6/5/88)

Alexander Radulov (7/5/86)

Jeremy Smith (4/13/89)

Ryan Thang (5/11/87 – ARB)

Shea Weber (8/14/85 – ARB)

Colin Wilson (10/20/89)


Based on this, here are the following players that did not receive a Qualifying Offer:

Jack Hillen

Zack Stortini

Ryan Flynn


All in all, Nashville’s list of RFA’s with qualifying offers is about what you think it would be. I expect everyone who has an offer to be back with the team, except for of course Radulov/Laakso/Thang who will be playing (or in Radulov’s case, most likely be playing) in the KHL next season.

Hopefully Weber will return very quickly as opposed to last year, but we’ll have to wait and see.

With the Development Camp starting tomorrow and Free Agency beginning on Sunday, it’s going to be a very busy week for Nashville.


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