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Growing Fangs: Introducing Tolvanen, Fabbro, and Others

Growing Fangs: Introducing Tolvanen, Fabbro, and Others

November 13th, 2018 "Growing Fangs" is going to be a series of monthly articles that allows Nashville Predators fans to learn how the team's prospects are doing. This includes their performances, how they are trending, and any news that pertains to them. The first installment serves as an introduction to the team's...
Rinne Extension Provides Predators with Plenty of Positives

Rinne Extension Provides Predators with Plenty of Positives

November 11th, 2018 On Nov. 3, the Nashville Predators announced a two-year extension for longtime netminder, Pekka Rinne. The deal, which goes into effect next season, carries a $5 million cap hit, a sizable decrease from his current $7 million hit. The new contract, like his current one, has a no-movement clause and...

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August 14th, 2018

The Nashville Predators have signed defender Ryan Ellis to an eight-year contract extension worth $50 million, the team announced Tuesday. The contract will come with an annual cap hit of $6.25 million and will kick in at the start of the 2019-20 season. Ellis is currently in the final year of the five-year, $12.5 million contract he signed in Oct. 2014. Ellis has played in 396 games with the Predators in his career, entering the league in 2011-12 with three goals and 11 points in 32 games. The 2009 first-round draft pick has become a well-rounded two-way defender who has a tendency to score goals and play a solid brand of two-way hockey in one of the best defensive cores in the entire league. In his career, he's scored 55 goals and 173 points and has been a mainstay on the Predators' blue-line for years. With this new deal, the Predators are committing to him for the long-haul and we shouldn't be seeing Ellis wear...
August 13th, 2018
Predators Transactions

The Montreal Canadiens signed P.K. Subban to his current eight-year, $72 million contract prior to the start of the 2014-15 season. That deal came after he played the prior two seasons on a two-year bridge deal with a $2.875 million cap hit. He had his two best seasons to that point during that deal with a Norris Trophy in 2013 and career highs offensively in 2013-14. After that contract expired, Subban and the Canadiens went to arbitration with Subban seeking a one-year, $8.5 million contract and Montreal offering one year and $5.5 million. On the eve of the arbitration hearing, the two sides came together and signed his current deal. The resulting $9 million cap hit made him the game's highest paid defenseman and third-highest paid player overall. A full no-trade clause was included that was scheduled to kick in on July 1, 2016. The contract was divisive among the Canadiens fanbase. Some saw the deal as an overpay for a player whose off-ice personality was distracting....
July 15th, 2018
Predators Transactions

When all is said and done, winger Joel Armia could end up being the Montreal Canadiens’ big July free-agent signee. That statement is more a testament to how underrated the move to trade for him (and Steve Mason’s contract) was by general manager Marc Bergevin than how the only legitimate NHLer the Habs have acquired via unrestricted free agency has been an over-the-hill Tomas Plekanec. Armia vs. Plekanec Even with Plekanec poised to soon become just the sixth Hab to hit 1,000 games with the team, Armia is the bigger deal. That’s obviously saying something, considering the restricted-free-agent Armia actually re-signed for less money, $1.85 million over one year compared to $2.25 million for Plekanec (also over one year). The Plekanec signing can really only be seen as a way to appease fans by bringing back a longtime favorite. The alternative would simply be a necessary strategic decision to re-integrate an experienced leader in the dressing room (but one who was...
June 25th, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs

Separated by conferences with no real tension between them, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Nashville Predators have found ways of coming together at the trade table over the years. While there’s been no blockbuster deal by any means, there have been a couple trades that have benefitted both clubs. With that in mind, here’s a look at the five most recent transactions between the Maple Leafs and Predators. Monitoring a Minor Deal The most recent trade between these two clubs came back on July 12, 2015, when the Maple Leafs acquired Taylor Beck from the Preds in exchange for Jamie Devane. Related: Maple Leafs' Recent Dealings With the Montreal Canadiens Beck never suited up for the Leafs and was actually used in another trade before the season in which the Maple Leafs sent him and four other players to the New York Islanders for Michael Grabner. He played seven games over the next three seasons with the Islanders, Oilers and Rangers before joining the KHL this past season. As...