The NHL’s free agency signing period is in full swing, with many new contracts and players moving to different teams. On July 27, the Nashville Predators extended qualifying offers to eight of their restricted free agents, including goaltender Juuse Saros.
On the opening day of NHL free agency, the Nashville Predators announced two signings that will help shore up their AHL depth in Milwaukee. The organization signed forward Matt Luff to a one-year, two-way contract and defender Matt Tennyson to a two-year, two-way contract.
It’s no secret that the Nashville Predators, outside of a few depth signings, were quiet on the first day of free agency. While teams like the New Jersey Devils splashed on elite defensemen like Dougie Hamilton, the Predators’ most notable signing was bringing back Mikael Granlund on a four-year deal worth $5 million.
Can you have your cake and eat it, too? Allegedly you can’t, but the Nashville Predators may be trying to do just that. During the dark days of the 2020-21 season, when the Predators were down and out, a rebuild was seemingly going to be forced upon them — they weren’t going to be given a choice.
The Nashville Predators had many options heading into free agency and players that they needed to decide to get rid of or bring back. They re-signed forward Mikael Granlund to a four-year contract worth $5 million average annual value (AAV), which was hit or miss depending on who you ask.
Until the second half of last season, the Nashville Predators had lacked an identity for the past several seasons. While they have moved a little closer to recapturing the “Predator Way,” they still have a ways to go.
We saw Calle Järnkrok get selected in the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. Who are some viable options to fill his spot in the lineup? It only took a couple of scrolls through Twitter to get the gist of the expansion draft.
Prokop said he has received support "behind the scenes" from other members of the NHL including commissioner Gary Bettman and that he believes coming out publicly will allow him to grow into a better hockey player.
As per Adam Vingan of The Athletic, the Nashville Predators are holding a “major press conference” at 11 a.m. CT on Tuesday. His understanding is that the team will be making some kind of announcement or sharing news that involves goaltender Pekka Rinne.
Nashville Predators general manager David Poile made a trade ahead of this year’s NHL Expansion Draft when he moved Viktor Arvidsson. Not everyone liked the trade, but Poile didn’t have much choice after recent conversations with the Seattle Kraken suggested that the NHL’s newest team would have taken Arvidsson.