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Moser wants pay raise to stick with Preds

Jul 25, 2014, 7:23 PM EDT

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Simon Moser made the jump from Switzerland’s top league to North America last season and ended up scoring a goal and an assist in six games with the Nashville Predators. He might enjoy further stints with Nashville in 2014-15, but first he wants a raise.

“We are in talks with other clubs. A return to Nashville is only an option if the Predators are willing to increase the AHL salary,” said Moser’s agent, Georges Muller told the Predatorial.

Moser, who also had 26 points in 48 AHL last season, is coming off of a one-year, two-way contract that paid him $70,000 annually in the minors. That’s not an uncommon salary in the AHL, but it’s a potentially substantial pay cut compared to what he could earn in Switzerland.

A move back to Europe might be his only option if the Predators aren’t interested in giving him more money because his NHL options are limited due to him being a restricted free agent.

The 25-year-old forward had 21 points in 34 games in 2012-13 with Switzerland’s Langnau and was a member of the nation’s 2014 Olympic team.

  1. djshnooks - Jul 26, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    His age and size and situation sound exactly like what Tim Murray is seeking.

    Worth a look at least, he’s still young.

    Rochester might be just about full though.

  2. youngs79 - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Everyone wants more money to play in Nashville, it’s the only way they can get players.

    • gbgrieves - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:57 AM

      With the recent signings that occurred, this statement is inaccurate.

    • bellicosejeff - Jul 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      Close, this story is about Moser wanting more money to play in Milwaukee should he end up there with us. Sure we’ve had to overpay for some players, not all players come on now. We’re a 16 year old franchise in the south that has to compete in the free agent market like everyone else.

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