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What happens when KHL team refuses to pay its players? (Puck Da…

What happens when KHL team refuses to pay its players? (Puck Daddy Interview)

yahoo.com Updated 11 hours ago
Mark Dekanich just wants what he’s owed. Dekanich, a 2006 fifth-round draft pick by the Nashville Predators, played the last two seasons with Medvescak Zagreb in the KHL. He claims the team owes him two months of salary from the 2014-15 season. “My wife…
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  • Predators' Weber skates, 'feels good' after knee injury

    Predators' Weber skates, 'feels good' after knee injury

    NHL.com Sep 3 (yesterday)
    Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber participated in an informal skate Thursday and said he "feels good" after last season ended prematurely because of a knee injury. Weber, a three-time Norris Trophy finalist and the Predators captain, su...
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  • Predators president says he has perennial contender

    Predators president says he has perennial contender

    NHL.com Sep 2 (2 days ago)
    The Nashville Predators had the best record in the NHL for a time last season, and their president said Wednesday they are set up to contend for many years as well as any NHL team. "Where we're sitting right now from a hockey franchise standpoi...
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  • Ducks get speed boost; sign Mike Santorelli for one year at $87…

    Ducks get speed boost; sign Mike Santorelli for one year at $875K

    yahoo.com Aug 17
    The Anaheim Ducks have looked to upgrade their speed this offseason. On Monday they made another move to add a fleet-footed forward, and they didn’t have to break the bank to do so. Anaheim announced it signed former Nashville Predators forward Mike San…
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Nashville Predators from A to Z

    Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Nashville Predators from A to Z

    yahoo.com Aug 17
    (Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams. Behold, our summer A-Z series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams…
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  • Housley throws out first pitch at Twins game

    Housley throws out first pitch at Twins game

    NHL.com Aug 12
    Nashville Predators assistant coach and retired NHL defenseman Phil Housley, who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers on Tue...
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  • Wild’s Jonathon Blum leaves NHL for KHL opportunity in 2015-16

    Wild’s Jonathon Blum leaves NHL for KHL opportunity in 2015-16

    Since being drafted in the first round of the 2007 draft, defenseman Jonathon Blum has only cracked an NHL lineup for 110 games. Now the 26-year-old blueliner will be trying his hand overseas. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo reported that B…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Is the time right to trade Shea Weber?

    Rumor Roundup: Is the time right to trade Shea Weber?

    While the Nashville Predators matched a 14-year, $110-million offer sheet for captain Shea Weber from the Philadelphia Flyers in July 2012, he’s remained the subject of annual off-season trade speculation. Weber’s value to the Predators and the expense …
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  • Predators sign forward Wilson to four-year contract

    Predators sign forward Wilson to four-year contract

    Forward Colin Wilson signed a four-year, $15.75 million contract with the Nashville Predators on Monday, avoiding arbitration. Wilson's hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in Toronto. The Predators also avoided arbitration with Craig Smith when ...
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  • Nashville Predators sign forward Colin Wilson to four-year cont…

    Nashville Predators sign forward Colin Wilson to four-year contract worth $15.75 million

    NHL.com Jul 27
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have signed forward Colin Wilson to a four-year contract worth $15.75 million. Under terms of the agreement announced Monday, Wilson receives $3.75 million in 2015-16 and $4 million each of the next ...
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  • Five players headed for salary arbitration

    Five players headed for salary arbitration

    NHL.com Jul 5
    Five NHL players remain headed for salary arbitration. Hearings will be held in Toronto through July 31. The players are listed below: Minnesota Wild: Erik Haula (July 31) Nashville Predators: Colin Wilson (July 28) Ottawa Senators:...
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  • Cody Franson says he’s waiting on right fit, sick of one-year d…

    Cody Franson says he’s waiting on right fit, sick of one-year deals

    If you were wondering what has taken so long for defenseman Cody Franson to sign a new contract, you’re not alone. Franson himself seems to be getting impatient. In an interview with TSN 1040 in Vancouver, Franson opened an interview with questions abou…
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  • Predators sign forward Craig Smith to 5-year, $21.25 million de…

    Predators sign forward Craig Smith to 5-year, $21.25 million deal

    NHL.com Jul 20
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Craig Smith by signing the forward to a $21.25 million, five-year contract. General manager David Poile announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Monday. P...
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  • Craig Smith, Predators agree to 5-year, $21.25 million extensio…

    Craig Smith, Predators agree to 5-year, $21.25 million extension

    Craig Smith was looking for $4.75 million in arbitration. The Nashville Predators felt like $3 million was an appropriate salary for the 25-year old forward. They’ve settled for an average of $4.25 million over five years. “As evidenced by his back-to-b…
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  • Flyers re-sign Michael Del Zotto, who completes his comeback

    Flyers re-sign Michael Del Zotto, who completes his comeback

    Defenseman Michael Del Zotto has a new two-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers that will pay him an average of $3.8 million per campaign. It’s a nice raise for a player the Flyers took a chance on this season and a bit of security for a still-you…
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Dumba Wins It For Wild 01:03

    Dumba Wins It For Wild

    Mar 17
    Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
  • Video - Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period 00:56

    Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period

    Mar 15
    Anaheim scored all four of its goals in the third period to come back and beat Nashville 4-2.
  • Video - New Norris Trophy Front-Runners 01:55

    New Norris Trophy Front-Runners

    Mar 10
    With the Flames' Mark Giordano out for the season, Scott Burnside offered some candidates for the new front-runners for the Norris Trophy.

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    Aug 27
    J.A. Adande attempts to reduce a complicated history to its purest elements: Because of Katrina, a team from Charlotte that moved to New Orleans that ...
  • Mock Draft 1.0

    Aug 25
    Yeah, it's way too early but ESPN's Chad Ford offers his first mock draft for the 2016 class and LSU's Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the 76ers,
  • Mock Draft 1.0

    Aug 25
    Yeah, it's way too early but ESPN's Chad Ford offers his first mock draft for the 2016 class and LSU's Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the 76ers.
  • Mock Draft 1.0

    Aug 25
    Yeah, it's way too early but ESPN's Chad Ford offers his first mock draft for the 2016 class and LSU's Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the 76ers.