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NHL Free Agent market slows to a crawl: Tuesday's notes

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The well-traveled Olli Jokinen takes his game to Winnipeg.
The well-traveled Olli Jokinen takes his game to Winnipeg.

Following David Poile's statement on Sunday that the Nashville Predators could possibly "move on" before Ryan Suter ultimately makes his decision on where to sign, the pressure on the Preds is slowly mounting. The danger is that alternative defensemen could be plucked off the market by the time Nashville is ready to act, but fortunately, that part of the market seems to be held up right now.

There were a few forwards who made moves yesterday, however, as Calgary, Winnipeg and Dallas all added some talent up front...

Nashville Predators News

As Red Wings wait on Ryan Suter, Zach Parise, they add some pieces on Day 1 of free agency |
According to this report, the Red Wings' offer to Suter is 12 years, $90 million. At a $7.5 million annual salary, that's not an eye-popper, but the front-loading could be difficult to match for Nashville.

Dreger: Parise, Suter holding up trade market - TSN
This is good news for the Preds, as it leaves more options open if things don't turn out well.

Boclair: Treasure hunt | Nashville City Paper
David Boclair wonders if Shea Weber will ever be able to capture a major trophy playing in our little hamlet.

Predators have plenty of money, will the wait be worth it? | Nashville City Paper
David Boclair entertains the notion of Suter + Weber + Parise.

Smashville 24/7 - Options for a potential Suter replacement
7 guys who could fill at least some part of the potential void.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Olli Jokinen Joins The Winnipeg Jets On A 2 year, 9 Million Dollar Deal - Arctic Ice Hockey
He's a bit of a space cadet at times, but he does have talent.

Flames Sign Jiri Hudler for Four Years, $16M - Matchsticks and Gasoline
I know that laughing at Jay Feaster is a favorite pastime, but I actually like this deal for Calgary.

Sabres Trade Derek Roy To Dallas For Steve Ott, Adam Pardy - Die By The Blade
Derek Roy had seemingly been on the trading block for a long time, and now gets a chance to rejuvenate his game in Dallas. Meanwhile, is Buffalo loading up on toughness, or what? They also signed uber-goon John Scott on Sunday.

Canadiens sign goaltender Carey Price to six-year, $39M deal - The Globe and Mail
Not quite Pekka Rinne money, but not bad.

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