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Nashville, Tenn. (February 27, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired forward Paul Gaustad and a fourth-round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft from Buffalo for a first-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft.
Gaustad, 30 (2/3/82), has 17 points (7g-10a) and 70 penalty minutes in 56 games for the Sabres this season, in addition to ranking 10th in the League in face-off efficiency (56.8 percent) and eighth among forwards in average shorthanded ice time (2:52). The 6-5, 220-pound center has finished among the NHL’s Top 10 in face-offs each of the past two seasons (third in 2010-11, 59.8 percent and sixth in 2009-10, 57.4 percent). In 479 career games with Buffalo, the Fargo, N.D., native has amassed 181 points (71g-110a) and 585 penalty minutes. The seventh-round selection (220th overall) by Buffalo in the 2000 Entry Draft also has eight assists in 38 playoff games.
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Faceoffs are important in the playoffs in crunch time. Just ask the Anaheim Ducks. If Mike Fisher doesn’t win a certain faceoff late in Game 5 of the first round last year, with the series tied and the Predators trailing in the game, 3-2, Barry Trotz’s club may still be searching for their first playoff series win in franchise history.Fisher won the faceoff. Seconds later...
In exchange for a first round pick, Kevin Allen of USA Today is reporting that the Nashville Predators have acquired Paul Gaustad from the Buffalo Sabres.
General Manager David Poile no longer has a pick in the first two rounds of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Gaustad is known as a solid face-off guy (who they just lost by shipping Jerred Smithson to the Florida Panthers last week)...
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Change is a fact of life. The shock waves of the trade of long time Sabres centre, Paul Gaustad, are still reverberating through the Buffalo room. Gaustad was a popular man in the Buffalo room. I've told you many a Goose story in this space in the past seven years. His bros kaleta and Gerbe adore and admire him for being a mentor...
The following is a press release from the Predators...Nashville, Tenn. (February 27, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired forward Paul Gaustad and a fourth-round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft from Buffalo for a first-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft.Gaustad, 30 (2/3/82), has 17 points...
David Poile is on a roll today, now acquiring the services of Paul Gaustad from the Buffalo Sabres and a 4th Round Pick for the 2012 1st Round Pick of the Nashville Predators.
Guastad, native of Fargo, North Dakota, has played his last 6 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres since being drafted back in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. A face-off specialist who should easily take the spot of...
I couldn't resist... This story caught my eye. This story involves the teammate of Former Fighting Sioux forward Drew Stafford; apparently his all-world goalie Ryan Miller isn't happy with the team trading away Paul Gaustad. I have also noticed this season that Ryan Miller has become a bit of a complainer. Hockey is a business and sometimes teams trade players to get...
According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the Flyers are interested in Buffalo's Paul Gaustad. Garrioch points out that the price would have to be lower than it currently is.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have acquired forward Paul Gaustad and a fourth-round pick in the 2013 draft from Buffalo for a first-round pick in the 2012 draft.
It appears our day is over and the Wings pretty much stood pat. However, just as I sort of feared, each of our opposition tuned up for the playoffs. Nashville especially. Let's take a look at what each of our enemies got, after the break:
Nashville: Not only did they pick up Andrei Kostitsyn, but they also picked up the guy that many Detroit fans wanted: Gaustad...
* The two players that the Predators traded for on Monday were not able to meet the team in Nashville in time for the game.
* Andrei Kostitsyn and Paul Gaustad will make their Pred debuts tonight in Carolina.
* Predators defenseman Kevin Klein was scratched with an upper-body injury.
* Jack Hillen was in the lineup for he first time in seven games last...