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For years the foundation provided by goalie Martin Brodeur and defensemen Scott Stevens and Scott Niedermayer made the New Jersey Devils one of the best teams in the NHL because those players ranked among the very elite in the league at their respective positions.
At a time when a player on Stevens' par, Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom, was earning 10.5 million per season, Stevens took below market value far below it. So did Brodeur. When the Devils won the Stanley Cup in 2002-03, Brodeur and Stevens each topped out at 6.891 million apiece, a number that served, in effect, as the team's payroll ceiling in an era in which NHL teams were not constrained by a salary cap.
Nashville Predators general manager David Poile working in a time that does have a salary cap while managing a club that is not likely to spend to the cap's upper limit -- is now attempting to do the same thing.
He has one of the best goalies in the league in Pekka Rinne, who for the second straight sea...
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Nashville GM David Poile has finally admitted what most of us already suspected by revealing that star defenseman Ryan Suter intends to test the open market on July 1st. The statement, as seen on Pro Hockey Talk, indicates that Nashville is still optimistic that they will be able to retain Suter's services but will have to do so after the defenseman explores other options.
Nobody is surprised to see winger Alexander Radulov return to the safety of the KHL after his disappointing return to the NHL.He resurfaced with the Nashville Predators long enough let down that franchise with a playoff curfew violation. The resulting distraction helped tank the Preds against the Coyotes.The Predators didn’t try to re-sign Radulov as a restricted free agent. The...
On Wednesday, the National Hockey League will hand out its annual achievement awards. For the second consecutive season, the Nashville Predators are nominated for four trophies. For the third straight, David Poile is up for General Manager of the Year. Pekka Rinne and Shea Weber are each nominated for second consecutive seasons for tops in their respective positions, and Mike Fisher...
As we prepare to travel to Las Vegas to cover the NHL Awards, we have a pair of Predators items to mention.Early today, Dmitry Chesnokov reported that Alexander Radulov, the ex-prodigal Predator, will be returning to the KHL to play for CSKA, the Red Army Team. He has one year remaining on his KHL contract but CSKA is hoping to sign him to a two or three year extension.The threat...
Nashville, Tenn. (June 18, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed goaltender and 2011 second-round pick Magnus Hellberg (MAG-nuhs HEL-buhrg) to an entry-level contract.
Hellberg, 21 (4/4/91), played his first season with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League (Elitserien) in 2011-12, posting...
Is 2011 second round pick Magnus Hellberg headed to North America next season? We finally have our answer.As Jeremy previously posted, there were multiple reports out of Sweden that Hellberg and the Predators would discuss Magnus’s future. After Nashville sent Anders Lindback to Tampa Bay, the decision became much easier for the Predators 2011 second-round pick.Release from...
Via the Nashville Predators:
“Nashville, Tenn. (June 18, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed goaltender and 2011 second-round pick Magnus Hellberg (MAG-nuhs HEL-buhrg) to an entry-level contract.
Hellberg, 21 (4/4/91), played his first season with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League ...
Few back-up goaltenders make a lasting impression on a fanbase. Even fewer do so who play less than 25 games a year. This is our tribute to Anders Lindback, who was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, June 15. Take care of him Bolts fans. He’s a good one.***#1: HIS FIRST CAREER WIN On the opening night of the season, Pekka Rinne went down in the third period thanks to...
The Nashville Predators have re-signed forward, Brandon Yip to a one year (one-way) deal worth $750,000. Brandon Yip takes a pay raise of $25,000 this coming season. Yip was prepared to go to the free agent market July 1 as a unrestricted free agent. Instead, he will be staying a Predators for a little bit longer.Brandon Yip is a good role player on the team and plays "Predator...
Few back-up goaltenders make a lasting impression on a fanbase. Even fewer do so who play less than 25 games a year. This is our tribute to Anders Lindback, who was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, June 15. Take care of him Bolts fans. He’s a good one.***#3: BACK-TO-BACK SHUTOUTS On December 1, 2010, Pekka Rinne suffered a knee injury against the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Dean Evason has been named coach of the Milwaukee Admirals, the Nashville Predators' affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Predators general manager David Poile announced the hiring on Tuesday, saying Evason's 20 years of playing and coaching in the NHL puts the club's top prospects into great hands.
The 47-year-old Evason spent seven seasons with the Washington...
Forward Alexander Radulov has an opportunity to the KHL's version of Sidney Crosby. With Russia’s pro league struggling to keep elite young players from migrating to the NHL, Radulov can cash in big time by swimming against that current.CSKA Moscow, run by former NHL star Sergei Fedorov, needs a young star to build around. Last season its “name” player was yesteryear NHL...
The new head coach for the Nashville Predators' AHL affiliate was announced Tuesday afternoon. Dean Evason is now the new head coach after former head coach, Ian Herbers left May 30 to spend more time with the family.Milwaukee Admirals head coach, Dean Evason was the Washington Capitals' assistant coach for the past seven years. Evason is very qualified for the job and offers...
ESPN’s Scott Burnside noted that the NHL will release its 2012-2013 regular season schedule sometime this week, and Fox Sports Tennessee’s John Manasso nails down a more exact date than “sometime this week” via Predators GM David Poile’s discussion of a certain unrestricted free agent defenseman’s future:
“I’m pretty sure they’re working on a schedule next year...