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Press release via the Predators is below:
“Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Chris Mason on a one-year contract worth $1.25 million and $250,000 in potential bonuses for a cap hit of $1.5 million.
Mason, 36 (4/20/76), returns to Predators’ organization where he spent eight seasons from 1998-2002 and 2003-08. The Red Dear, Alta., native posted a 58-43-12 record with a 2.61 goals-against average a .913 save percentage in 135 games with the Predators in addition to playing 173 games for the team’s primary developmental affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. Since his most recent departure from Nashville, he has played two seasons for St. Louis (2008-10) and two seasons for Atlanta/Winnipeg (2010-12), most recently posting an 8-7-1 mark with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .898 save percentage and a pair of shutouts in 20 games for the Jets in 2011-12.
New Jersey’s seventh selection, 122nd overall (fifth round), in the 1995 Entry Draft has appeared in 306 career NHL games notching a 136-106-31 record, a 2.63 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage and 23 shutouts.”
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Alexander Radulov will return to the KHL to play another season. This time, he will be playing for CSKA, not Ufa Salavat. According to Slava Malamud of Sport-Express, Radulov has signed a 4-year deal with CSKA. The amount of money Radulov will receive has not been reported.Here is Malamud's tweet:
Radulov has signed a 4-year deal with CSKA. Soviet Army's discipline standards...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Brian McGrattan on a one-year contract worth $600,000.
McGrattan, 30 (9/2/81), appeared in 30 games with the Predators in 2011-12, posting two assists and 61 penalty minutes. Claimed on waivers from Anaheim...
The Tennessean’s Josh Cooper spoke to Nashville Predators GM David Poile about Ryan Suter, and Poile told Cooper that he’s not quite at take-it-or-leave-it…
“I haven’t done that to this point, but I think that’s probably the proper thing to do,” Poile said. “It’s a tough situation we’re in. Ryan controls all the cards right now, and if he comes back and signs...
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...
Dominoes have fallen over the last month, and the biggest domino remains: Ryan Suter. Let the waiting game begin.
Former Nashville Predators' defenseman, Francis Bouillon (aka "The Cube") has been signed by the Montreal Canadiens. It is a one year deal worth $1.5 million. Bouillon returns to where his NHL career started. It is great for Franky as he could end his NHL career where it started. Read more after the jump.
Francis Bouillon is 5'8", 198 fire plug that can...
Today <A href`="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/alex-radulov-signs-4-khl-contract-nhl-ever-140352749--nhl.html"> it was announced that Alexander Radulov signed a four years contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL. This contract will pay him around $9.2 million per year. Presumably this means Radulov is returning to the NHL after a short return to the...
The Nashville Predators completed their 2012 development camp Sunday at Centennial Sportsplex in West End. The camp lasted for a week and had on-ice practices Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The players arrived Monday, June 25 and ended Sunday. Read more after the jump.
Throughout last week, the prospects were worked hard every day. Except Monday because that is when...
Press release from the Predators is below:
“Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Kevin Henderson to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $50,000 at the AHL level.
Henderson, 25 (12/3/86), signed with the Predators’...
According to Ryan Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, there will be no decision tonight. The waiting game continues...
From TSN’s Darren Dreger:
TooToo agrees to Detroit. 3 years $1.9 per
MLive’s Ansar Khan confirms:
Wings sign disturber Jordin Tootoo, formerly of Nashville, for three years at $1.9 million per.
Update: The Macomb Daily’s Chuck Pleiness confirms—and remember that all these extra bodies mean that the Wings may end up trading some players, and that they can exceed the cap...
Listen to the first episode of Fang Faction Radio on Predators NOW! today. Ryan Shannon and I discuss the latest July 1 news with the Nashville Predators. You can download the show on iTunes for free!Topics: Ryan Suter, Jordin Tootoo, Hal Gill, Paul Gaustad, Francis Bouillon, Chris Mason and Development Camp 2012.
I will try to get the audio into a Mixcloud format Monday!
Congrats to former Sabre spiritual leader, Paul Gaustad.
The predators signed Gaustad to a new four year, $13 million contract on Saturday night, thus preventing the burly centreman from hitting the open UFA market.
So, Zach Parise was in Toronto last night. He'll meet with the half dozen teams that covet him beginning at Noon today. That is, IF he declares...
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
Well here’s the news you were probably not waiting for, Wings fans. In addition to Ryan Suter not deciding until tomorrow, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the Red Wings’ other main target will take his time, too:
Zach Parise’s decision will not come until tomorrow. Has narrowed the field to a select group and will decide Monday.