The Nashville Predators and the salary cap floor

Cam Charron
July 04 2011 03:14PM

The trade that sent Brett Lebda to the Nashville Predators is an intriguing one for two reasons, and the strategy behind the deal for both teams is one that we may see more often as rich teams attempt to maximize their spending money and lesser teams attempt to maximize the value they get from their players.

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NATION RADIO - JULY 02, 2011

NationRadio
July 03 2011 04:29PM

Do you love commercial free programming? If not, feel free to watch the Flintstones hawking smokes in the vintage ad above before you click on any of the segments in this article. Because you won`t be hearing any ads on the podcast version of NationRadio this week.

Enjoy.

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Departures

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2011 09:11PM

Free agency is a time generally reserved for welcoming new players into the fold, as the Oilers and Canucks did, or for being excited about the possibility of signing a true difference maker, as fans of the Flames and Leafs can be tonight.

Still, it’s also a time for departure, and each of the four cities in the Nation Network lost at least one player to another team today.

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Canucks Sign Marco Sturm

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2011 06:19PM

After taking care of the home front by re-signing Sami Salo and Chris Higgins, the Canucks went out and added a forward – two-way winger Marco Sturm.

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Higgins Back, Torres Gone

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2011 01:58PM

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Canucks general manager Mike Gillis, and along the way he has faced many important decisions. The decision to sign Bieksa and trade Ehrhoff was the one that stands out as key, but the unrestricted free agency of key depth players like Sami Salo, Chris Higgins and Raffi Torres was also an important consideration.

Decisions have now been made on all three; Gillis signed Sami Salo earlier today, and we now also know that Chris Higgins will be back while Raffi Torres will not.

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