Saturday notes: Pronger goes to the Flyers, Reinsdorf bids on the Coyotes, more musing on Ellis

The news & notes are pretty thin this morning - the second day of the NHL Draft will bring a host of new faces into the Predators organization, so stay tuned for those results later today...

Inside Predators - Tennessean.com
John Glennon's notes include more musings about the Ryan Ellis pick, and word about the Joel Ward & Greg Zanon negotiations.

Ducks ship defenseman Pronger to Flyers - TSN
Despite all the rumor and speculation, only one trade involving current players was made yesterday, with the main parties beind Chris Pronger heading to Philadelphia and Joffrey Lupul going to Anaheim. The Flyers will need to make further moves to comply with the salary cap, and for Anaheim, this was prompted by word that Scott Niedermayer will indeed play next season, which meant they needed to move Pronger.

Reinsdorf files $148M offer for Phoenix Coyotes - TSN
The Reinsdorf bid, which aims to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix, has finally been filed with the NHL. To nobody's surprise, it's for significantly less money than the Balsillie bid.

Milwaukee Admirals - Born to Skate
Down on the farm, we have a profile of Mark Dekanich, who has a shot at being the main goalie in Milwaukee next season. He'll be in Nashville this summer working with the "coaching staff to improve his speed and agility and mentally prepare for what could be his biggest season yet."

Hockey Numbers: Long Term SPC
JavaGeek takes a look at the NHL trend towards long-term contracts for star players. Since we're just a few years into the salary cap era, the lingering effects of these deals are only just started to get felt *cough* Rick DiPeitro *cough*.

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