NHL Rumors: Canucks, Blackhawks, Stars, More

NHL Rumors: Canucks, Blackhawks, Stars, More

July 12th, 2019 In today's NHL rumor rundown there is news out of Vancouver as it pertains to both Sven Baertschi and Loui Eriksson, the Dallas Stars are trying to trade a defenseman, the Chicago Blackhawks shopping a forward and the Nashville Predators are rethinking the notion of moving Kyle Turris....
Subban-Weber Trade Revisited

Subban-Weber Trade Revisited

July 12th, 2019 In a year that could be described as atrocious for Weber, Subban was outstanding. Subban played all 82 regular season games, finished with 59 points and was plus-18. Although the Predators did not make it as far in the playoffs as they did the previous season, Subban still managed to notch 9 points...

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June 23rd, 2019
Predators Transactions

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile finally pulled the trigger and parted ways with defenseman P.K. Subban, trading him to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defensemen Steven Santini and Jeremy Davies and two second-round picks. In doing so, Poile confirmed and put to bed the long-running rumors that he'd move the star blueliner. As Predators fans, how should we feel about the trade? Saying Goodbye to Subban The Predators acquired Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in June 2016 in a one-for-one deal for captain Shea Weber. At the time, the trade was viewed as a win for both teams in the present and immediate future but a long-term win for the Predators. In his three seasons in Nashville, Subban appeared in 211 regular-season games and accumulated 35 goals,...
June 22nd, 2019
NHL Rumors

In the final edition of the NHL rumor rundown for Saturday, the second day of the NHL Entry Draft, there is a residual effect from the transactions that happened just before the start of Round 2. Once the Nashville Predators traded P.K. Subban and the Toronto Maple Leafs moved Patrick Marleau, it became clear what lay ahead for some NHL clubs. Subban Deal Details, Hall Approves TSN's Pierre LeBrun offered up a number of updates after the Predators moved Subban to the New Jersey Devils. Saying first, "Obviously this clears the way for Nashville to presumably make an offer to UFA star center Matt Duchene. The UFA speaking period opens Sunday," he followed it up by providing more detail about the behind-the-scenes of the trade....
June 22nd, 2019
News

The Nashville Predators have traded veteran defender P.K. Subban to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenders Steve Santini and Jeremy Davies as well as two second-round picks, according to Elliotte Friedman. No salary was retained as a part of this deal, according to Pierre LeBrun, which probably accounts for the low return received by the Predators. https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/1142472701765988352 What a weekend for the Devils who selected a potential generational talent in Jack Hughes with the first overall pick on Saturday and then acquire Subban, one of the NHL's top-flight offensive defenseman, less than 24 hours later. Subban had the worst statistical season of his career in 2018-19 at the age of 29 but still scored nine goals and 31 points in 63...
June 22nd, 2019
NHL Rumors

In our second installment of the NHL Rumor Rundown, there are more whispers coming out of the draft, including notes on P.K. Subban out of Nashville, news on names like Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin out of Pittsburgh and the Avs trying to cool the talk on a Tyson Barrie trade. Subban on the Trade Block Saturday? Nashville Predators star P.K. Subban is being mentioned as a potential trade option. Multiple reports, including one from SportsNet's Elliotte Friedman, suggests the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks are looking into Subban's availability if the Predators decide to make a move.  PK Subban, Nashville Predators Oct. 19, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) There are reports the Predators are willing to eat as much as $3 million per season worth of...
June 18th, 2019
Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile has a busy summer in front of him. He has to re-sign several free agents, restock the barren farm system, and potentially make a couple high-profile trades. But arguably the most important item on Poile's to-do list is signing captain and number one defenseman Roman Josi to an extension, which can happen as soon as July 1. Given Josi's production on his current contract and his status relative to the rest of the league, what can we expect his extension to look like? Josi's Current Contract The 2019-20 season will be Josi's last playing on his current seven-year, $28 million deal that he signed prior to the 2013-14 season. He agreed to the deal at the expiration of his entry-level contract (ELC) following a 2012-13 season in which he...
June 12th, 2019
NHL Entry Draft

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is less than two weeks away, taking place on June 21-22 in Vancouver. After not possessing a first-round pick in 2018, the Nashville Predators and general manager David Poile enter this year's draft with theirs still intact. The Predators remain one of the league's better teams, and with a few tweaks, they should enter the 2019-20 season as a Stanley Cup contender. However, their farm system is in shambles thanks to prospect graduation, trades, and poor drafts. Related: THW's Free Draft Guide That's why the 2019 Draft needs to be about rebuilding that farm system with prospects who can be future difference-makers. That replenishing of the farm system starts with their first-round selection, which is currently the 24th-overall pick. Predators' Needs in...