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Nashville Predators News

Poile Discusses Transactions, Draft, Looks Ahead to Free Agency for Preds
David Poile discusses the draft and looks ahead to free agency.

Why going after Taylor Hall doesn’t make sense for the Nashville Predators | On the Forecheck
Rumors are swirling about the reason behind David Poile’s sudden rush to clear cap space—or real salary—or both. Our big boss, Kate, takes a hard look at the potential acquisition that many will be hoping for today.

Around Hockey

Anderson agrees to seven-year contract with Canadiens after trade
Josh Anderson agreed to a seven-year, $38.5 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. This is a deal that's sure to have Craig Smith salivating.

Murray traded to Devils by Blue Jackets
Ryan Murray was traded to the New Jersey Devils by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday for a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Rask says he wants to play only for Bruins: report
It's not that Tuukka Rask needed to explain anything, but I'm glad he did because it should go to show everyone that said ugly things about his decisions to leave the bubble that he had a perfectly sound reason for doing so. As a fan, hockey shouldn't be everything. Even if it is, which is sad for a variety of reasons, you shouldn't expect a professional player to put the game before the healthy and safety of their family just for your entertainment.

Big Dallas Stars injury list from playoff run | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Want to know who was hurt on the Dallas Stars roster during the playoffs? All of them.

Corey Crawford will not re-sign with Blackhawks, will become unrestricted free agent | Second City Hockey
The 35-year-old goalie has played his entire career with Chicago and is a two-time Stanley Cup champion. Do you think he'll find another deal or head off into retirement?

Carolina Hurricanes’ Justin Williams announces retirement from NHL | Canes Country
The end of the road has arrived for the veteran who returned to the Hurricanes three years ago determined to make the team "relevant" again.

What Exactly Does a Jan. 1 Start to the NHL Season Look Like? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It's too early to tell, but suffice to say it will be a lot different than normal. There could be short-term bubbles, a shorter season and a lot less revenue, depending on the availability of a vaccine.