Predators Rumors & News

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Predators confident bolstered roster can compete

    Tennessean "Within the first few hours of the NHL's free-agency period, Predators general manager David Poile was done shopping. Following years of major roster renovations, Poile felt that only slight alterations were necessary. "We improved the team by keeping the team together," he said Wednesday...." July 04

  • Kostitsyn hoping for another chance in NHL

    Sportsnet "It’s a long shot. It might even be longer than that. But the odds haven’t kept Andrei Kostitsyn from clamouring for an opportunity to return to the NHL. He isn’t picky about where it happens. He’s willing to sign a cap-friendly, one-year deal. All he’s really asking for is a chance. “I’m..." July 04

  • Predators re-sign Gabriel Bourque to 1-year contract

    Tennessean "The Predators re-signed one of their restricted free agents Thursday morning, announcing that forward Gabriel Bourque accepted his one-year, $866,250 qualifying offer. Bourque appeared in 69 games last season, scoring three goals and 13 points in a predominantly fourth-line role. He had been..." July 02

  • Rangers Acquire Magnus Hellberg from Predators

    Blueshirt Banter "With Mackenzie Skapski out of the picture until November or December, the Rangers pulled the trigger on a deal for minor league goaltender Magnus Hellberg (yes, that is his name). Hellberg is currently an RFA and joins Desjardins and Skapski as the goalies competing for starts in Hartford with the..." July 02

  • Jackman leaves Blues, signs with Nashville

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Barret Jackman is leaving St. Louis, but he isn’t going very far. Blues fans already were aware that the club wasn’t expected to re-sign Jackman, 34, who became an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, unless there weren’t any other attractive offers that came his way On the first day that..." July 02

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #preds get Max Reinhart from Calgary for a conditional fourth-round pick.

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Cody Hodgson has agreed to a one-year deal in Nashville. Working on terms. #TSN

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Barrett Jackman has signed in nashville

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Shea Weber receives a $13M signing bonus from the #preds today.

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Mike Ribeiro headed back to Nashville on a 2 year deal with an AAV 3.5M #TSN

  • Predators waiting on Mike Ribeiro's response

    Tennessean "The NHL's free-agency period opens at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and the Predators face a decision regarding forward Mike Ribeiro. General manager David Poile said Tuesday that he gave Ribeiro a firm deadline to accept Nashville's latest offer or the team would move in another direction. "We have..." July 01

  • Barret Jackman signs 2-year deal with Predators

    Sportsnet "Free agent defenceman Barret Jackman has signed a two-year deal with the Nashville Predators worth $4 million. " July 01

  • Nashville Predators re-sign Mike Ribeiro, dodge free agency

    Sportsnet "One of the most productive forwards believed to be available as an unrestricted free agent will not hit the open market. After gauging interest from competing teams, Mike Ribeiro decided to re-sign with the Nashville Predators Wednesday, inking a two-year deal worth $7 million." July 01

  • Leafs, Flames among teams in on Franson?

    TSN "Leading up to the open of free agency on Wednesday, Cody Franson has heard from a number of interested teams. According to a report from ProHockeyTalk, that number is at a half dozen one day before he can sign. “Pending unrestricted free agent Cody Franson has spoken with “half a dozen” teams,..." June 30

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Predators stock up on centers

    Tennessean "The frenzied anticipation that accompanied Friday's first round of the NHL draft was missing from Saturday's more businesslike proceedings as teams plowed through the final six rounds. The Predators, who were completely inactive Friday, made seven selections Saturday, starting with Russian..." June 28

  • Preds' Clune clears waivers, buyout coming

    Pro Hockey Talk "Predators forward Rich Clune cleared unconditional waivers on Sunday and will likely be bought out by Nashville. Clune has one year remaining on his two-year, $1.7 million deal with a cap hit of $850,000. According to, the buyout will cost the Preds $283,333 in each of the..." June 28

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    Thomas Willis @TomAWillis

    Per @brooksbratten, GM Poile says #Preds are fielding a few trade offers for Stalberg and will likely buyout Clune.

  • Predators have mined gems later in draft

    Tennessean "For the third time in five years, the Predators did not have a first-round pick in the NHL draft. When the remaining six rounds begin Saturday morning, they will have seven opportunities to select prospects that could eventually make an impact at the NHL level. The likelihood of that..." June 27

  • Mike Ribeiro rejects Predators’ offer

    Sportsnet "Mike Ribeiro has rejected a contract extension offer from the Nashville Predators, reports Adam Vingan of The Tennessean Friday. While general manager David Poile locked up his other priority forward, Mike Fisher, on draft day, Ribeiro wishes to gauge his value elsewhere. The forward’s..." June 26

  • Predators Sign Mike Fisher to a Two-Year Contract "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has signed forward Mike Fisher to a two-year, $8.8 million contract that will pay him $4.8 million in 2015-16 and $4 million in 2016-17. “Mike Fisher is a player and person anyone would..." June 26

  • NHL announces 2014-15 All-Rookie Team "The National Hockey League today announced the 2014-15 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Aaron Ekblad of..." June 25

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Stalberg and Clune (NASH) on waivers today. Those are not buyout waivers, but regular ones.

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • How should Nashville address its needs at center?

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Much can be said about what Nashville plans to do next season to bolster what it has down the middle. The two Mike's, Fisher and Ribeiro, are both actively working alongside their respective agents and general manager David Poile to potentially resume their role with the Predators. Paul Gaustad..." June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Couple notes: don't expect anything today, but NASH and Mike Fisher sound like they are making progress on an expected extension...

  • New court document explains detail of alleged Mike Ribeiro sexual assault

    On The Forecheck "(Please see below for updated statements from Ribeiro's attorney, as well as the Predators) Court documents filed Thursday in the sexual assault case against Mike Ribeiro introduce vivid detail about the crimes the Nashville Predators center is accused of committing against his former..." June 20

  • Predators won't enter NHL Draft until 55th pick

    Tennessean "The NHL on Thursday released the full order of selection for this year's draft, which begins June 26 in Sunrise, Fla. The Predators have seven picks, beginning with No. 55 in the second round. Nashville does not have a first-round pick, having traded it to the Maple Leafs on Feb. 15 as part of..." June 19

  • Rumblings: Preds, Fisher hammering out new deal

    ESPN "It is mildly surprising that by now there still hasn’t been a contract extension completed between pending UFA center Mike Fisher and the Nashville Predators. "We’ve talked, and we talked as recently as Monday of this week, and we continue to have a very healthy dialogue," Fisher’s agent, Todd..." June 19

  • 5 possible trade destinations for Patrick Sharp

    The Score "It's been less than a week since the Chicago Blackhawks took over the headlines by winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Forward Patrick Sharp's name was front and center after the win, with storylines including a helicopter spying on the Cup trophy in his home and his adorable..." June 18

  • Preds sign Saros, Rinne’s backup at Worlds

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators announced that they have signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a three-year, entry-level contract. Saros, 20, was taken with the 99th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He’s coming off of a strong season in the Finnish league where he posted a 2.14 GAA and .929 save..." June 17

  • Predators' Seth Jones ready to move out on his own

    Tennessean "It started as a running joke between mother and son. Amy Jones sensed the hype surrounding her middle child, Seth, who was being widely regarded as a future No. 1 pick at a time when most kids are just trying to get through high school. Knowing that her son would likely become a full-time..." June 17

  • Cullen unlikely to return to Predators

    Tennessean "Veteran forward Matt Cullen would like to extend his NHL career into an 18th season, but it won't happen with the Predators, according to his agent. "Matt wants to play next season," Pat Morris said in an email Wednesday. "Nashville has too many forwards so it is highly likely not to be..." June 10

  • Mike Fisher, Predators make progress in contract talks

    Tennessean "As the July 1 opening of the NHL's free-agency period approaches, contract talks between forward Mike Fisher and the Predators are "progressing well," according to agent Todd Reynolds. "We're making progress," Reynolds said Friday during a phone interview. "Everyone wants the same thing, and..." June 07

  • Agent: Re-signing with Predators priority for Ribeiro

    Tennessean "Signing veteran forward Mike Ribeiro last summer turned out to be a shrewd investment for Predators general manager David Poile. Playing on a one-year contract worth $1.05 million after being bought out by the Coyotes, Ribeiro shined as Nashville's first-line center, finishing the season as the..." June 03

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    Just spoke to Mike Ribeiro's agent, Don Meehan. Priority is make something work in NSH, but "we would want something longer than one year."

  • Predators want veteran centers Ribeiro, Fisher back "Nashville Predators general manager David Poile said Saturday that two of his top offseason priorities are to re-sign centers Mike Ribeiro and Mike Fisher. However, two other future free agents, defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli, will not be coming back. Each of the four..." June 02

  • Weber makes progress in recovery from dislocated kneecap

    Tennessean "Six weeks after a dislocated kneecap forced him to miss the Predators' final four playoff games, defenseman Shea Weber's recovery is progressing as planned. "Knee's feeling good," Weber said during a phone interview from British Columbia on Wednesday. "Just taking it day by day and following..." June 02

  • Predators want veteran centers Ribeiro, Fisher back "Nashville Predators general manager David Poile said Saturday that two of his top offseason priorities are to re-sign centers Mike Ribeiro and Mike Fisher. However two other future free agents, defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli, will not be coming back. All four can become..." May 31

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Poile says #Preds are "talking to everybody" as far as restricted free agents are concerned, Wilson, Smith, etc.

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Poile says the #Preds "probably not going to do anything" as far as signing Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli.

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Poile says Kevin Fiala told him "I'm going to be playing for the Nashville Predators next season." #Preds

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    Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten

    Poile says the #Preds haven't decided if they will re-sign Anton Volchenkov yet. Says the team could go in a different direction.

  • Phil Housley could be Devil's next head coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "Phil Housley, who played 22 games for the Devils late in the 1995-96 season, is at the top of general manager Ray Shero's short list to become the club's next head coach. Shero has done an extensive search to find the right coach for the Devils, considering Guy Boucher of SC Bern in..." May 30

  • Preds, Volchenkov have discussed new deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds as though the door may be open for Anton Volchenkov‘s return to Nashville. Volchenkov’s agent, Jay Grossman, told PHT on Monday he’s had discussions with the Predators about re-signing the pending UFA for a second season in the Music City, but added there’s “nothing further to..." May 26