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  1. Shanahan meets with Preds, presumably gets an earful

    Dec 15, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    “I see Jordin Tootoo has his hand up.”

  2. Suter on re-signing in Nashville: “It’s going to get done.”

    Nov 17, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Phoenix Coyotes

    Sounds like the Preds want Suter and Suter wants the Preds.

  3. Predators GM speaks out about Rinne signing

    Nov 3, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT

    Pekka Rinne

    Predators GM David Poile speaks out about the Pekka Rinne deal. The man sounds like he has a plan– for this season AND the future.

  4. Preds gone wild: Pekka Rinne signs seven-year, $49 million extension with Nashville

    Nov 3, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Pekka Rinne

    Pekka Rinne doesn’t have to worry about becoming a free agent for another seven years. The Preds might have to worry about what they’ll do with Ryan Suter, however.

  5. Kyle Turris insurance? Coyotes trade for Cal O’Reilly

    Oct 28, 2011, 11:32 PM EDT

    Cal O'Reilly, Adam Larsson

    The Coyotes added some scoring depth at center by trading for Cal O’Reilly, who seemed like the odd man out in Nashville. Some might look at this move as “Kyle Turris insurance,” too.

  6. “But you promised!” Mike Ilitch says Gary Bettman promised him Detroit would move East

    Sep 30, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

    Mike Ilitch

    We don’t know what NHL realignment is going to look like, but Mike Ilitch apparently knows the Red Wings are going to the Eastern Conference because Gary Bettman promised.

  7. Toronto’s secret weapon? Matt Lombardi’s concussion recovery rolls along

    Sep 13, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Matthew Lombardi

    Could Matt Lombardi help turn an already lopsided trade into a blunder for the ages in favor of the Maple Leafs? Brian Burke is giddy at the thought of it.

  8. Francis Bouillon is working out again, but won’t be ready for some time

    Aug 11, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Francis Bouillon, T. J. Oshie

    Francis Bouillon might still have a long way to go to recover from concussion issues, but the good news is that he’s working out again.

  9. Predators finally buy out Brett Lebda

    Aug 10, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

    Brett Lebda

    Brett Lebda’s days in Nashville are officially over before they began as the Predators have bought out the defenseman.

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

    Aug 8, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Aug 8, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

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    lebdagetty

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

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

    Aug 6, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

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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?

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

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Aug 3, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Aug 2, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

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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.

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

    Jul 28, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

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

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

    Jul 16, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Jul 13, 2011, 11:02 PM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

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

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

    Jul 8, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Jul 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    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?

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

    Jul 7, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Jul 3, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

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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.

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