In my daily perusing of pending free agents on bad teams, I came across Riley Nash of the Carolina Hurricanes. The 25-year-old center is in the final year of his second contract, one that pays him at a $575,000 cap hit. Basically peanuts. This year is, for all intents and purposes, Nash’s second full pro […]
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The Nashville Predators (18-18-5) will head to Raleigh for a Sunday night tilt versus the Carolina Hurricanes (17-16-9). This is the second half of a back to back before they return home on Tuesday.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jeff Skinner had a hat trick to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators Thursday night.
Skinner has five goals in his past two games.
Justin Faulk and Riley Nash also scored for Carolina, winners of its past two.
Mike Fisher and Viktor Stalberg scored for Nashville, which completed a four-game homestand 0-3-1.
Faulk scored the...
Weight: 191 lbs.
Drafted: 1st Round, 2007 Draft
Last Year's Ranking: 22
The Hurricanes came to terms with one of their five restricted free agents today, signing center Riley Nash to a two-year, two-way contract. Nash spent most of the latter half of the season as the Hurricanes third line center, recording four goals & nine points over 32 games. This deal will pay Nash $550,000 in the NHL this year and $600,000 in next year while paying him $150...
The Hurricanes void at third line center was something that wasn't addressed in free agency last off-season, but it also wasn't a huge concern for some fans. Replacing Brandon Sutter sounds tough, but with Jordan Staal taking over his role as the team's shutdown center, it gave the Hurricanes and Kirk Muller more options as to what they could do with their third line...
Let's take a trip back to the year 2008, this is when Riley Nash was considered one of the Edmonton Oilers' top prospects. He was taken in the first round the previous season and was one of the top scorers on Cornell University's hockey team, a squad that featured Colin Greening of the Ottawa Senators. Nash was an absolute stud in college as he not only was a point-per...