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  1. Life after Lebda: Predators sign defenseman Jack Hillen to one-year, two-way contract

    Aug 8, 2011, 8:16 PM EST

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    Jack Hillen

    After Brett Lebda cleared waivers for the Predators earlier today, they’ve already started moving on signing former Islanders blue liner Jack Hillen to help fill out ranks.

  2. Predators organization stuck with Brett Lebda after he clears waivers

    Aug 8, 2011, 3:49 PM EST

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    To the surprise of just about no one, Brett Lebda cleared waivers today.

  3. Report: Predators put Brett Lebda on unconditional waivers; Buyout coming… Or not?

    Aug 6, 2011, 8:20 PM EST

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    Brett Lebda

    A report today says that Brett Lebda will be bought out by the Nashville Predators after being put on unconditional waivers. While that’s all well and good… Can they even do it?

  4. Next summer shaping up to be a nightmare for Predators

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:10 PM EST

    Pekka Rinne

    As eventful as the offseason has been for the Nashville Predators and their fans, it’s nothing compared to the work they have ahead next summer.

  5. Arbitrator awards Nashville’s Shea Weber one year contract worth $7.5 million

    Aug 3, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

    Shea Weber

    Shea Weber’s arbitration decision is a monstrous one and one that should have the Predators worried about how far they may have pushed their captain.

  6. WeberWatch finally has some concrete figures as arbitrator weighs each side

    Aug 2, 2011, 9:09 PM EST

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    Shea Weber

    After months of negotiations, Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators were unable to avoid salary arbitration. Now we know why: Weber was looking for $8.5 million per season while the Predators were offering $4.75 million per season.

  7. Shea Weber, Predators actually make it to salary arbitration today

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:56 AM EST

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Nashville Predators

    To the shock of many and the dismay of Predators fans, Shea Weber and his team couldn’t come to terms on a deal in time to avoid salary arbitration. Here’s a little rundown of the situation, which is still in discussion.

  8. Predators sign defenseman Tyler Sloan, prepare for possible arbitration with Weber

    Jul 28, 2011, 8:30 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Nashville Predators signed former Washington defenseman Tyler Sloan to a one-year contract to add depth to their blueline as Francis Bouillon continues to fight concussion-like symptoms. Meanwhile, the Preds management is preparing for an arbitration hearing with Shea Weber on Tuesday.

  9. All’s quiet on the Shea Weber contract front

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:25 PM EST

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    Shea Weber

    Shea Weber’s contract situation continues to roll along quietly. A little too quiet perhaps.

  10. Could Ryan Ellis skip the usual AHL time and earn a roster spot with the Predators?

    Jul 16, 2011, 4:50 PM EST

    2011 IIHF World U20 Championship - Day One

    Only three Predators draft picks made the jump to the NHL before playing in the AHL, but some wonder if stud defenseman Ryan Ellis might be primed to pull that rare feat off.

  11. Predators unveil new jersey at their annual “Skate of the Union”

    Jul 13, 2011, 11:02 PM EST

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

    The Nashville Predators unveiled their newest home jersey to their fanbase at tonight’s Skate of the Union event.

  12. Predators sign Sergei Kostitsyn to one-year, $2.5M deal

    Jul 8, 2011, 12:55 PM EST

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    Sergei Kostitsyn

    The Predators continue to move on from their embarrassing qualifying offer struggles, reportedly signing Sergei Kostitsyn to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Is this a good move by Nashville? Click “Read More” for some discussion.

  13. Will Alexander Radulov return to the NHL next year?

    Jul 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Marek Zidlicky (R) of Czech Republic fig

    From the “better late than never” file, the Nashville may see Alexander Radulov back in a Predators jersey as soon as the 2012-13 season. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had him as a back-up plan for Sergei Kostitsyn?

  14. Predators continue to work through RFA offer sheet mess, sign four players

    Jul 7, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    The Nashville Predators signed four restricted free agents in Matt Halischuk, Nick Spaling, Chris Mueller, and Cal O’Reilly. All that’s left is trying to sign Sergei Kostitsyn before an arbitrator hears the NHLPA’s grievance starting on Friday.

  15. Nashville going to the youth movement on the blue line? GM David Poile says they will

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:57 PM EST

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    Ryan Ellis

    Former Predators #1 pick Ryan Ellis might be among the new faces on the Nashville blue line next season.

  16. Overcoming Lebda: Nashville signs Niclas Bergfors to one-year deal

    Jul 3, 2011, 5:18 PM EST

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    Niclas Bergfors

    The Predators moved on quickly after dealing off Cody Franson and Matt Lombardi while acquiring disappointing defenseman Brett Lebda. Signing possible spark plug forward Niclas Bergfors should do the trick.

  17. Predators trade Cody Franson and Matthew Lombardi to Maple Leafs for Brett Lebda and Robert Slaney

    Jul 3, 2011, 12:45 PM EST

    Cody Franson

    The Leafs and Predators swing a deal that sees the Predators clear up salary space and the Leafs gain a solid defenseman and potentially a very useful forward.

  18. NHLPA files grievance over Nashville Predators qualifying offers, could make seven players free agents

    Jun 30, 2011, 11:28 AM EST

    Sergei Kostitsyn

    The Predators might have seven unexpected new unrestricted free agents come Friday if the NHLPA wins their grievance over the Predators’ filing of their qualifying offers. It turns out the Predators may not have a good grasp on how FedEx works.

  19. Predators chose to file for arbitration with Shea Weber, rivals unable to tender offer sheets

    Jun 18, 2011, 12:58 AM EST

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    The Nashville Predators have filed for arbitration with Shea Weber; not so much to settle a salary dispute, but more to protect themselves from any potential offer sheets.

  20. Mike Gillis, David Poile and Steve Yzerman receive GM of the Year nominations; Who should win?

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:49 PM EST

    Steve Yzerman, Wayne Fleming.

    The NHL named the three nominees for the 2010-11 GM of the Year award: Vancouver’s Mike Gillis, Nashville’s David Poile and Tampa Bay’s Steve Yzerman. Find out more about their work and vote for your favorite in the poll.

  21. NHL’s new concussion protocol goes into effect tonight and what that means from here on out

    Mar 16, 2011, 4:02 PM EST

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    The NHL’s new protocol for how to handle a player that may or may not have suffered a concussion from a hit goes into effect tonight.

  22. Predators center Marcel Goc out for the season with shoulder injury

    Feb 24, 2011, 9:15 PM EST

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    The Predators depth at center takes yet another blow as Marcel Goc is done for the year with a shoulder injury.

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