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Gill to Predators Trade Analysis

 

Since the beginning of the season, ownership and management of the Predators said they are committed to winning a cup and proving to its players that they are no longer hiding behind the excuse of being an expansion team.

On Friday, Hal Gill of the Montreal Canadians was traded to the Nashville Predators for Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney, and a 2nd round pick and made another statement in the process. While most consider this an overpayment by the Preds, it may not be considering what it means to the organization on top of what it does for the roster.

Over the offseason the predators went with a youth movement because Poile felt that in order to take the necessar...

Positive Spin on Weber Situation

 

Since the ruling of the arbitration hearing, many people have started dreading the future of Nashville Predators as it’s filled with many question marks and uncertainty regarding its three best players. While the situation is far from perfect, all I have read lately is mostly looking at the negative side, what happens than so instead I’m going to look at the positives and my take on the future.

Weber was awarded a hefty salary of $7.5 million this year making him one of the top paid defenseman in the league which goes along with his status of being one of the top players. With the price tag many assume that the Predators can’t afford it and therefore h...

Predators off season so far

 

As July 1st approached and all of Preds nation waited to see what their GM would do after their most successful season in history there was excitement in the air. Many thought that Poile would dive in to the pool of FA and sign some big players as the team made it clear offense is necessary. While 3 days later, Predators fans have been left confused and still waiting.

On July 1st Predator fans did what they always do, sit and watch as players that they thought their team could sign get grabbed by other teams. Fortunately this year some of the signings were ridiculous and I am glad that Poile stayed away from the frenzy. It wasn’t till the 3rd that Poile did someth...