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Evening Update: Phil Housley is a Hall of Famer, Qualifying Offers All Around

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Oh, and get ready for a Stalberg buyout.

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It certainly wasn't a slow Monday, that's for sure.

News was swirling over the draft weekend that David Poile was doing his best to try and unload Viktor Stalberg onto another team. That didn't happen, but the team did put him on unconditional waivers this morning for purposes of a buyout.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hodgson (BUF) and Stalberg (NASH) on buyout waivers today.</p>&mdash; Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) <a href="https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/615551443072905216">June 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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If he clears (which he should, considering he just went through regular waivers) the team will be paying him $1,166,666 million over the next four years. That will produce a cap hit of $666,666 in 2015-16 and 2016-17, and rise to $1,166,666 from 2017-18 to 2018-19. Add that to the $283,333 they are paying Rich Clune for his buyout over the next two years as well.

More roster management came in the way of signings and qualifying offers after that.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Preds?src=hash">#Preds</a> sign Austin Watson to new two-year deal. Discuss it here: <a href="http://t.co/yrA599ceUS">http://t.co/yrA599ceUS</a> <a href="http://t.co/9MyWweINeu">pic.twitter.com/9MyWweINeu</a></p>&mdash; On The Forecheck (@OnTheForecheck) <a href="https://twitter.com/OnTheForecheck/status/615561784402018305">June 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/PredsNHL">@PredsNHL</a> Qualifying Offers: <a href="https://twitter.com/Taronson37">@Taronson37</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/taybeckone9">@taybeckone9</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/ABitetto7">@ABitetto7</a>, Gabriel Bourque, <a href="https://twitter.com/Mulle45">@Mulle45</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/jarnkrok">@Jarnkrok</a>, Craig Smith and Colin Wilson</p>&mdash; KWilsonPreds (@KWilsonPreds) <a href="https://twitter.com/KWilsonPreds/status/615605740196245504">June 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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It was only a matter of time. Nearly all of those players factor in to the roster either immediately or in the very near future. The Predators are now free to negotiate with the 8 RFAs for as long as they need to. Zach Budish and Josh Shalla did not receive qualifying offers, so they will hit unrestricted free agency on the 1st of July.

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Finally today, the Hall of Fame inductees were announced and Nashville's assistant coach Phil Housley was amoung them.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Predators assistant Phil Housley will be elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.</p>&mdash; Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamVingan/status/615612473467650048">June 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/philhousley6">@philhousley6</a> for getting into the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HHOF?src=hash">#HHOF</a>! Nice reaction! Nice work! <a href="https://twitter.com/PredsNHL">@PredsNHL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NHL">@NHL</a> <a href="http://t.co/9vK4OHd16x">pic.twitter.com/9vK4OHd16x</a></p>&mdash; Karin Housley (@KarinHousley) <a href="https://twitter.com/KarinHousley/status/615613443161219072">June 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Housley: "I’ve been patiently waiting, but to finally get that call it’s pretty surreal and emotions I can’t even describe." <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Preds?src=hash">#Preds</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HHOF?src=hash">#HHOF</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Willis (@TomAWillis) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomAWillis/status/615622840549814272">June 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Major congratulations, coach!