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The Predators have inked free agent center Cody Bass to a one-year deal, two-way deal.

If Bass plays in the NHL he will make $575,000, while if he toils in the AHL, he will earn $125,000. The 28-year-old Bass is far from being a prospect as he has been mediocre in the AHL the past eight seasons. He should be considered organizational depth, and as a result, has no fantasy value.
Jul 4 - 11:53 AM

Andrei Kostitsyn wants back in the NHL, and believes he "can help any team."

The 30-year-old Kostitsyn is coming off an impressive showing at the IIHF World Hockey Championships for Team Belarus where he put up nine points in seven games. He's also coming off a KHL season where he scored 13 goals and 35 points in 50 combined games for Sochi and Chelyabinsk. "I want to say when I come there again I’ll be excited like it’s the first time," Kostitsyn said. "I’m doing my best — training hard and working hard. I'll try to score lots of goals like I know I can." Word is he's also willing to sign a cap-friendly, one-year deal.
Jul 3 - 9:38 PM

In an eloquent and blunt op-ed piece for the Players' Tribune, Rich Clune opened up about his struggle with addiction.

"Between the ages of 15-24, I was not here. I was checked out. I did not exist," said Clune as his relationships with fear, alcohol, and cocaine worsened. "Rich Clune the pro hockey player existed. He got in over 150 fights and drove drunk and chased women and laughed and cried and lived in oblivion. But Rich Clune, the kid who loved art and film and read books and thought deeply about life, that guy was just not around. He couldn’t cope with the pressure." Until he decided to, that is. Clune is now five years sober. "If you’re reading this and think you might have a problem, do not be ashamed," Clune implored. "Reach out to a friend or a teammate, or find a professional who can help. If I can ask for help, so can you."
Source: Rich Clune
Jul 2 - 11:14 PM

Conor Allen has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Nashville Predators.

Allen can earn $575,000 at the NHL level. He had 34 points and 113 penalty minutes in 72 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 2 - 12:35 PM

Gabriel Bourque has decided to accept the Nashville Predators' qualifying offer.

Bourque will earn $866,250 in 2015-16 before being eligible to become a restricted free agent again. He had three goals and 13 points in 69 contests last season.
Jul 2 - 12:32 PM

Max Reinhart has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Nashville Predators.

The Predators acquired Reinhart on Wednesday in exchange for a conditional fourth round pick. He had 15 goals and 39 points in 69 AHL contests in 2014-15. His deal is worth $575,000 if he plays in the NHL.
Jul 2 - 11:54 AM

Max Reinhart has been dealt to Nashville for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016.

Reinhart has collected one goal and four assists in 23 games with the Calgary Flames over the past three seasons. He notched 15 goals and 39 points in 69 contests with AHL Adirondack last year.
Jul 1 - 4:20 PM

Barret Jackman has signed a two-year deal with Nashville worth $2 million per season.

The 34-year-old defenseman had spent his entire 803-game career with the St. Louis Blues. Jackman provides plenty of hits and blocks, but he doesn't post many points.
Jul 1 - 1:21 PM

Mike Ribeiro has agreed to a two-year, $7 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

Nashville took a chance on Ribeiro last summer, inking him to a one-year, $1.05 million deal and it worked out for both sides. He scored 15 goals and 62 points in 82 contests, so this isn't a bad deal for the Predators.
Jul 1 - 11:10 AM

Mike Ribeiro appears as though he will re-sign with Nashville, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

No details of the deal were given, but you can expect it will be a multi-year contract. Ribeiro racked up 62 points in 82 games with Nashville last season and both sides expressed plenty of interest in getting a deal done.
Jun 30 - 6:06 PM

GM David Poile said Friday that he made an offer to Mike Ribeiro, which was rejected.

The two sides are expected to continue talking with free agency set for Wednesday. "We're both flexible and open-minded to more than one year," Poile said. "The most important thing is does he want to play in Nashville more than he wants to play anywhere else? I can only offer what I think is right and fair snd what we have available. He has to make a decision whether this fits for he and his family, just like he did last year."
Jun 29 - 3:11 PM

Austin Watson has signed a two-year contract with Nashville.

His new deal is a two-way pact next season that will pay him $575,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 in the AHL. In 2016-17, his contract turns one-way and it's worth $575,000. Watson registered 26 goals and 44 points in 76 games last season with AHL Milwaukee. He's expected to challenge for a roster spot at training camp.
Jun 29 - 2:51 PM

Three to four NHL teams are reportedly interested in forward Andrei Kostitsyn.

Kostitsyn played in the NHL for parts of eight seasons with Montreal and Nashville, but he's spent the last three years in the KHL. The former 10th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft scored 11 goals and 31 points in 37 games with Sochi HC in 2014-15. Kostitsyn, 30, has 103 goals and 222 points in 398 career NHL games.
Jun 28 - 1:54 PM

Richard Clune has cleared unconditional waivers and is now expected to be bought out by the Nashville Predators.

Clune had one year remaining on his current contract that would see him make $850,000. When the Predators make the buyout official, Clune's contract will count for $283,333 on Nashville's salary cap for each of the next two seasons.
Jun 28 - 1:30 PM

The Nashville Predators selected four centers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

It's no secret that the Predators' farm system was lacking up the middle, and David Poile and his scouting staff did a good job of identifying that bringing some new blood into the organization. Nashville didn't have a first round pick. They selected Yakov Trenin 55th overall on Saturday. The 18-year-old had 18 goals and 67 points with the Gatineau Olympiques in the QMJHL last season. "Our first pick, Trenin, was our first guy we wanted to take," Predators general manager David Poile said. "He was the No. 1 guy that we had rated to take at our pick. Hopefully, (they were) good ratings because that's how it felt." The three other centers that the Preds selected are Thomas Novak, Anthony Richard and Tyler Moy.
Jun 28 - 10:11 AM


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