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“Hopefully it will be a meaningful day to us and not to somebody else.”Those words were spoken by Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile back in May. He was referring to July 1 and the start of the free agency period in the National Hockey League.The salary cap for next season is set at $70.2 million, with the floor being $54.2 million. According to capgeek.com, the Predators have 14 roster players under contract at $34.9 million, the lowest in the league. That’s $19.3 million that Nashville must spend in order to get to the cap floor. Furthermore, a common theme among Poile, Head Coach Barry Trotz and Predators Chairman Tom Cigarran over the past 11 months has been that Nashville will be a cap team next year. So while the Preds may have to spend $19.3 million more at the very least, it appears as if they’re prepared to go so far as doubling their current payroll.With that in mind, let’s take a look at Nashville’s options.Below is an alphabetical list of roster players sign...
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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...
Dominoes have fallen over the last month, and the biggest domino remains: Ryan Suter. Let the waiting game begin.
Yesterday, Hal Gill signed a two-year, $4 million deal to stay in Nashville. Here’s why it was important to keep him around...
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 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...
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...
from Jeremy K Gover of Section 303, The prizes of this free agency class are defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise. Some think it will take roughly $9 million to sign each player. Using that number, let’s take the best case scenario and say the Preds sign both (again, purely as an example). That’s a whopping $18 million tied up in just those two players. But guess who’s...
The Predators have re-signed Paul Gaustad to a four-year, $13 million deal. Gaustad is a valuable piece to the puzzle, but did the Predators overpay?
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’...
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...
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...
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!
Ryan Suter will head to unrestricted free agency on Sunday after failing to come to terms on a new deal with the Nashville Predators Continue reading →
In less than six hours after the opening of the free agency period on Sunday, 50 players around the NHL had landed new deals. Yet the first day of free agency still couldn't shake the feeling of being colossally underwhelming. There was activity, sure, but none of the marquee names are on the move, yet. That may be largely because there aren't many marquee names on the market...
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.
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Hopefully Santa will be in the gift-giving mode early this year and bring the Predators some much needed pieces for a solid team this year. With the departure of Andrei Kostitsyn and Alexander Radulov with the looming departure of Jordin Tootoo and possibly Ryan Suter, it’ll be up to GM David Poile to fish out some winners in what many...