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General Manager David Poile has made his first signing for the offseason, one guy they have apparently been targeting for the past week. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Nashville Predators have signed Viktor Stalberg to a four-year contract worth $12 million; $3 million annually.
Adding Stalberg is a major plus for the organization after losing out on star forwards Daniel Briere, Vincent Lecavalier and Tyler Seguin. Of all those players, Stalberg is definitely the best fit for the organization.
In 47 games last season with the Stanley-Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks team, Stalberg posted 23 points (9g, 14a) and had a +16 rating.
What Stalberg brings to the team is skill, speed, size, and physicality. The 6'3", 209lbs left winger was inserted into the struggling Blackhawks' lineup during their series against the Red Wings for speed. It ended up working because Chicago was able to come back, win the series and eventually win the Cup.
While in the Windy City, 'Hawks head coach Joel Quenneville had him as a third/fourth line guy on most nights. In Nashville, Barry Trotz will likely start him out on the second line and give him a shot to play top line minutes. That is probably the overall reason he decided to sign with the Preds because of playing time.
Take a look at some advanced stats.
Key: GPG-Goals per Game; APG-Assists Per Game; PPG-Points per Game; OPS-Offensive Point Shares; DPS-Defensive Points Shares
OPS and DPS are an estimated amount of points produced thanks to his offensive/defensive contribution.
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The Nashville Predators have signed free-agent forward Viktor Stalberg to a four-year, $12 million contract in an attempt to boost an anemic offense.
Stalberg will make $2.5 million in 2013-14 and $3.5 million each in 2015-16 and 2016-17 under terms of the deal announced Friday in a team release.
The 27-year-old Stalberg had nine goals and 14 assists in 47 games for the Stanley...
Prev1 of 1NextThe Nashville Predators have signed free agent winger Viktor Stalberg, per Daniel Friedman of WFAN/CBS Sports New York.Also, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Stalberg has signed a four-year, $12 million deal. That’s outstanding value for what he can bring to the table.Stalberg, 27, can provide decent offense but has just one season with 20 goals and 40 points...
Seeking to get bigger and add some scoring punch at the same time, the Nashville Predators signed right wing Viktor Stalberg, formerly with Stanley Cup champion Chicago, to a four-year, 12-million contract on Friday, the start of NHL free agency.
They also added center Matt Cullen, 36, who won the Cup with Carolina in 2006, when he posted a career-high 25 goals. Cullen, most recently...
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The Nashville Predators have picked up right winger Viktor Stalberg for 4 years and $12 million dollars overall, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
At 27 years old, Stalberg is coming off 23 points season for the Blackhawks last year, where he was buried in the lower lines. With a minimal $3 million cap hit for each of his years with the Predators, this is a great...
The Nashville Predators have signed two forwards in today’s free agent frenzy. Viktor Stalberg, recent Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, has signed a four year, 12 million dollar contract with the Predators today. Stalberg brings a lot of speed and physicality to the Predators line up and has some good offensive talent to help the Predators with a [...]
The Nashville Predators have bolstered their forward group with two signings on the first day of free agency. They’ve inked C Matt Hendricks, formerly of the Washington Capitals, and LW Viktor Stalberg, fresh off a Stanley Cup championship with the Chicago Blackhawks, to four-year deals.
Hendricks, 32, will come in as a checking-line center for the Predators. He was third on Washington...
The Predators view Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg as top-six forwards, and they are banking on them to be productive...
NSH agrees to 4 year, $12M deal with Viktor Stalberg.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
Also sounds like Matt Cullen will be going to NSH but not done quite yet.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
David Poile signed 5 players within an hour and a half and moved the Predators into 8th position in terms of highest cap hit. Long-time Predators fans should be surprised by everything I just said; but after seemingly snoozing through the first 2 hours of free agency, Poile and the organization literally busted a move and began handing out contracts to everyone and anyone who didn...
After picking up Viktor Stalberg earlier, Nashville has added veteran center Matt Cullen to the fold as well.
Cullen, who will turn 37 this season, scored 27 points last season for the Minnesota Wild. A veteran of 1,073 games in the NHL, Cullen has a lifetime faceoff win percentage of .520%, giving Nashville not just depth up front, but an additional faceoff man as well.
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For the Predators, something they’ve sorely lacked recently is grit and depth. That may not be the scenario any longer. Nashville locked up five free agents on the first day of the NHL’s Free Agency period today, signing Viktor Stalberg, Matt Cullen, Matt Hendricks, Eric Nystrom, and Carter Hutton.
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Over the years, the Nashville Predators have built their organization so that they might not have the most skilled players, but they always tried to have the hardest-working players.General manager David Poile said on Friday after the team signed four forwards that the organization helps will provide a course correction that last season something went awry.We all feel we lost a little...