Nashville Predators News:
Preds Sign Austin Watson to Three-Year Contract | NHL.com
Austin Watson gets paid. Congratulations to he and his wife. Now David Poile, go catch the big fish.
What We Learned: Predators keep gambling with smart bets | Yahoo Sports
"The way things have gone for the Predators lately, it’s like great things just keep dropping on their laps." Love for David Poile's contract and trade wizardry. Isn't it nice to be one of the teams the media concentrates on in the off season?
Central Division News:
Hellebuyck signs one-year, $2.25 million contract with Jets | NHL.com
"Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms on a one-year contract with an average annual value of $2,250,000 on Monday." OK.
Other Hockey News:
Dumoulin, Penguins agree to six-year contract | NHL.com
"Defenseman Brian Dumoulin agreed to terms on a six-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday." And so on.
Oduya signs one-year contract with Senators | NHL.com
“Defenseman Johnny Oduya signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Ottawa Senators on Monday." Mostly I linked this because I love to pun off this guy's name. Oduya wanna dance? Oduya think so? Oduya do that? I could do this all day, lol.
My Hometown: Shea Weber | NHL.com
Luckily a picture is worth a thousand words, because our ex-Captain remains a man of few.
Hall sings karaoke, plays goalie against McDavid at Eberle's wedding | NHL.com
Taylor Hall has some guts, for sure. Hey-and he's copying Pekka Rinne's form with the guitar (did the guitar's owner know?). Love was in the air for Jordan Eberle and his high school sweetheart. Looks like a kickin' reception.
Jagr: 'I don´t think I am so bad that I couldn´t play (in NHL)' | TSN.ca
Anyone? Anyone? Help a fellow out? Anyone?
'There is not an alternative schedule': Dream of NHLers going to Olympics is dead | The Hockey News
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly went on the record with THN saying NHL players are not going to the 2018 Olympics. The official response to the Russian rumor of an alternate schedule. Nice mention of Jonathan Blum included.
Olympics 2018: Team USA thinks medal even without NHL players | USAToday.com
I am old enough to remember Olympic hockey with amateur teams (at least US teams). This could be a dream come true for players who might never have another opportunity to play on a world stage. Go get 'em youngins.