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Calle Jarnkrok’s six-year, $12-million deal with Predators is b…

Calle Jarnkrok’s six-year, $12-million deal with Predators is baffling after career year

thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Updated Jul 27 (yesterday)
Calle Jarnkrok is a young, versatile player coming off of a career-best 16-goal, 30-point season. He took a big step forward for the Predators in 2015-16 and was the sixth-highest scoring forward Nashville had in their lineup. So, when Jarnkrok elected …
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  • Carle joins Predators; McPhee waiting to name coach (Puck Headl…

    Carle joins Predators; McPhee waiting to name coach (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . YUMP. New mesh tanks dropping on F…
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  • Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    When the NHL announced last fall its seven-year partnership that will see adidas become its official outfitter starting next season, your trusty correspondent asked commissioner Gary Bettman whether the deal would be extended by a year if there were ano…
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  • So is Shea Weber actually an ‘average’ NHL defenseman?

    So is Shea Weber actually an ‘average’ NHL defenseman?

    Some things in life are not terribly fair. And in the case of the P.K. Subban trade, much of the trade has become a referendum on the merits of Shea Weber. Last I checked, Weber didn’t ask to be traded to one of the most hockey-mad cities on the planet …
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  • The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impa…

    The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impact

    There’s still nearly three months until the NHL campaign opens, which will leave the league’s 30 teams with ample time to tune and tweak their rosters as opening night approaches. However, a few teams have made big splashes this off-season. Some have go…
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  • Signing bonuses leading to lockout; Is Lupul done? (Puck Headli…

    Signing bonuses leading to lockout; Is Lupul done? (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • We think the Nashville Predators…
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  • Are NHL teams moving away from analytics?

    Are NHL teams moving away from analytics?

    Predators Matt Pfeffer is the analytics consultant who argued against the P.K. Subban trade and was subsequently let go by the Montreal Canadiens. And while “I was against the Subban for Shea Weber trade” isn’t exactly “I voted against the war in Iraq” …
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  • P.K. Subban arrives in Nashville for the first time, sings John…

    P.K. Subban arrives in Nashville for the first time, sings Johnny Cash

    P.K. Subban touched down in Nashville for the first time as a member of the Predators on Sunday, though it’d be hard to tell because Subban looks like he fit right in. Subban, 27, was acquired by the Predators on June 29 — days before a no-movement clau…
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  • Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Four players became first-time captains in the NHL ahead of the 2015-16 season, each to varying degrees of success. In San Jose, Joe Pavelski took over as captain after years of speculation that he was the next in line to wear the ‘C’ for the Sharks. In…
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  • Subban denies problems with teammates, says memories with Canad…

    Subban denies problems with teammates, says memories with Canadiens are all good

    There may never be a clearcut, simple answer as to why the Canadiens felt it best to trade P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in a blockbuster deal that brought Shea Weber to Montreal, but Subban said he doesn’t believe that it had anything to do wi…
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  • Jimmy Vesey still planning to test free agency after ‘very good…

    Jimmy Vesey still planning to test free agency after ‘very good meeting’ with Sabres

    The Buffalo Sabres took a gamble in mid-June when they dealt a third-round pick in the 2016 draft to the Nashville Predators for the rights to NCAA standout Jimmy Vesey. The hope was the Sabres would lock up Vesey before Aug. 15, the day the Hobey Baker…
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  • P.K. Subban and seven things we learned from his interview (so …

    P.K. Subban and seven things we learned from his interview (so far)

    yahoo.com Jul 13
    P.K. Subban returned to Montreal this week for a sit-down interview with Eric Engels of Sportsnet, the first part of which ran on Tuesday night. The focus of Part 1 was on his emotions surrounding the trade that sent Subban to the Nashville Predators in…
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  • Canadiens’ Bergevin has ‘moved on’ from Subban trade, Weber wil…

    Canadiens’ Bergevin has ‘moved on’ from Subban trade, Weber will wear ‘A’ in Montreal

    It was a trade so unexpected it required a double-take when the news broke, but Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin says he’s ready to move on now that the dust has settled on the deal that sent P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. In …
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  • Buffalo Sabres push hard for NCAA star Jimmy Vesey

    Buffalo Sabres push hard for NCAA star Jimmy Vesey

    According to Mark Divver from the Providence Journal, the Buffalo Sabres sent an armada to Boston in the hopes of convincing left winger Jimmy Vesey to sign with the franchise. Vesey, whose rights were acquired from Nashville in the lead-up to the draft…
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  • Predators sign forward Liambas to 1-year, 2-way contract

    Predators sign forward Liambas to 1-year, 2-way contract

    NHL.com Jul 6
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have signed forward Michael Liambas to a one-year, two-way contract. Liambas' deal, which was announced Wednesday, is worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the American Hockey League level. ...
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  • Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed exp…

    Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed expectations

    On the opening day of NHL free agency, 131 players signed contracts worth a combined total of more than $650 million, according to capfriendly.com. While Milan Lucic, Kyle Okposo, David Backes and Andrew Ladd dominated headlines, signing big-money deals…
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  • Predators sign forwards Trevor Smith, Harry Zolnierczyk

    Predators sign forwards Trevor Smith, Harry Zolnierczyk

    NHL.com Jul 2
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have signed forwards Trevor Smith to a two-year contract and Harry Zolnierczyk to a one-year deal. The 31-year-old Smith has a two-way contract that is worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at...
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  • Predators sign defencemen Yannick Weber, Matt Irwin

    Predators sign defencemen Yannick Weber, Matt Irwin

    NHL.com Jul 1
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have signed defencemen Yannick Weber and Matt Irwin to one-year contracts. Weber's deal is worth $575,000. Irwin agreed to a two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the Ameri...
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  • Predators want dispute resolved by NHL, not in court

    Predators want dispute resolved by NHL, not in court

    NHL.com Jul 1
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have filed a motion seeking to have the civil dispute between part owner David Freeman and chairman Thomas Cigarran resolved by the league office rather than settled in court. The motion from Predato...
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  • All The NHL Free Agents Who Agreed To Deals While You Were Doin…

    All The NHL Free Agents Who Agreed To Deals While You Were Doing Something Else

    deadspin.com Jul 1
    Not to interrupt to you in the middle of what you’re doing, but NHL free agency has started, and at a reasonable time of day. It’s highly unlikely that any transaction today will reach the heights of P.K. Subban going to the Predators , but the market i…
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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.