Only six defenders in the last five years elected arbitration and did not settle. A look into what history predicts for his next contract and a look at arbitration overall.
Chances are you missed a hidden gem of hockey talk over the weekend.
While the NHL is taking a break for the Winter Olympics, the Nashville Predators are keeping busy providing a family-friendly event to keep fans in the mood for hockey.
Was it the downfall of the Nashville Predators following the departure of free agent Ryan Suter in July 2012, or the NHL Lockout which wiped out a portion of the 2012-13 season? Either way, paid attendance has taken a step back since 2011-12.
Ever since the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg in 2011, the Nashville Predators have tried to reach out to Georgia's hockey fans. Part of that effort has involved broadcasting games into that market, and today we have this season's schedule.
Under the old CBA, small market teams faced additional penalties for spending above the mid-point of the NHL salary range. Now, it appears that barrier has been removed.
Modern sports arenas aren't simply hallowed halls immune to change. Venues like Bridgestone Arena work best when updated to meet the changing environment in which they operate, and this summer's modifications are the next step in a long process.
The Nashville Predators have gotten their mileage out of CBA section 13.8 this season, as they have now sent three players to the Milwaukee Admirals for short-term "conditioning" stints.
Who would have thought, back in the depths of the summer of 2007, that just a few short years later the Nashville Predators would have a team captain signed to one of the richest contracts in the NHL?
Every time an NHL figure invokes the "fans are hurt most by this lockout" line, remember the fact that ordinary people with ordinary jobs rely on the business brought downtown on game nights, not just in Nashville but all around the league.
On the Forecheck's April 2012 analysis of the Fairness in Ticketing Act was cited in recent educational materials submitted by a consumer watchdog to the Tennessee Senate to help stop a Ticketmaster takeover of re-seller markets.