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In the last 24 hours, the Nashville Predators continued to piece together the puzzle that will be the final product that will hit the ice in October.Since Hal Gil signed last week, the Predators have added Paul Gaustad, Brian McGrattan, Chris Mason, and minor leaguer, Kevin Henderson.The one piece that remains an unknown is that of Ryan Suter. David Poile met with the media late Sunday and sounded like he was becoming increasingly impatient with Suter's indecision. A video of the discussion can be found here.The re-signing of Gaustad is significant as it brings back the game's best face-off specialist and adds stability to the penalty kill team that was the leagues best last season.The retutn of Chris Mason will make every Predator fan smile. Chris played parts of six seasons in Nashville and was a favorite among fans, coaches and teammates and will be the perfect complement to Prkka Rinne in goal. He had his best years under goalie coach Mitch Korn and he should returtn to ...
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Ryan Suter's agent says the Nashville Predators defenseman will be hitting the NHL's free agent market.
Neil Sheehy told The Associated Press on Saturday that he doesn't know where Suter will sign, but added the player will keep the Predators ''in the mix.''
Free agency opens at noon Sunday with Suter heading a short list of marquee players expected...
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...
According to Ryan Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, there will be no decision tonight. The waiting game continues...
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...
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
He was one of the final players moved at the trade deadline in February and, last night, he became one of the final players signed before free agency opened.The Nashville Predators have re-signed center Paul Gaustad.Gaustad, 30, is now locked up through the 2015-16 season and is set to make $3.25 million per year.If you’re thinking that four years at $13 million is a little steep...
Well, the Wings are done for the day. Safe to say I'm surprised by a couple of the guys we got. Not too surprised about the Gustavsson signing. Happy about all of them in a way. I guess. I wonder what it must have been like to be in the Red Wings front office today. I imagine it was a bit crazy. Actually, I imagine it was a lot crazy. So crazy I decided to make a story about...
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...
No, the Nashville Predators have no re-signed Ryan Suter. And no, they have not inked Zach Parise. They have, however, done as expected. They’ve signed a veteran goaltender to back-up Pekka Rinne.Kevin Allen of USA Today is reporting that Chris Mason is returning to Music City.Terms have been reported as a one-year contract paying $1.25 million.The 36-year old Red Deer, Alberta...
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I heard from a couple of sources late yesterday.
First, I would not expect a Niklas Hjalmarsson trade today, but that possibility is not off the table. The Hawks will make an attempt to land Ryan Suter on Sunday. If they succeed, Hjalmarsson will likely be dealt in short order.
That said, where until yesterday I felt the odds of the Hawks' geographical...
The Nashville Predators announced Saturday night that center, Paul Gaustad was re-signed to a four year deal worth $13 million. That is an average is $3,250,000 per year. Gaustad was given the money that he longed for and not only benefited himself, but also the organization to get closer to the cap floor.Read opinion and the press release after the jump.
The signing of Hal Gill...
Tough day for Sabres fans, or so we had hoped...
When will Buffalo do something?!
Paul Gaustad didn't stick up for Ryan Miller, and he headed to Nashville. Some fans were hoping the Sabres could get him back, but he signed for a ridiculous amount with the Predators.Â The Sabres had opportunities to sign some big and tough players as free agency hit today at noon, but...
On the afternoon of July 1, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile met with members of the media at Bridgestone Arena to discuss the signing of Chris Mason and the progress with Ryan Suter and Shea Weber.
More July 1 drama has occurred since the signing of Chris Mason. David Poile held a press conference Sunday afternoon to talk about the signing of Mason, the Ryan Suter situation, the Shea Weber situation and Zach Parise.After the press conference, news broke out that fan favorite, Jordin Tootoo signed with the much hated Detroit Red Wings. The contract is three years and worth ...