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barrytrotzsneck
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What do you see happening with your UFAs?

Who do you think your team won't resign?
Who do you think they WILL resign but you wish they wouldn't?

Predators UFAs-

Joel Ward- Will be resigned, just need to figure out his value after a great rookie season.

Greg Zanon- REALLY want to resign, but is due a huge raise. League-leader in shots blocked and hits for the last three years, a warhorse that's developed into a character guy and legit second pairing d-man.

Vernon Fiddler - Of the following three, the guy I'd most like to see brought back. Terrific PK guy, decent in shootouts and good for 10-15 goals. Perfect bottom six guy.

Radek Bonk- Wouldn't mind having him back, for the right price. Top faceoff guy in the league, good defensively, good in the room, 15 or so goals a year. Second choice of the three similar forwards.

Scott Nichol- He's done a lot for the Predators, is a fan favorite, great PKer...maybe one of the best, but his play has steadily declined. No offense whatsoever. Hopefully won't be re-signed.

Greg DeVries- Useless and expensive. Won't be re-signed. Sulzer, Blum or Franson will take his spot in the lineup.

Ville Koistinen- given every opportunity to be Zidlicky's replacement...didn't work at all. Requested trade halfway through the season after being a perma-scratch. Needless to say he's gone.

Steve Sullivan- the biggest question. Both sides want to work something out, but Nashville says, "hey, you were out for 2 years, and you're not getting any younger...you should take a paycut" while Sullivan says, "I came back, and after ten games, I was the best player on the team again. I deserve a RAISE!" Fans are torn on this one....I'd like to see him back, but he's a risk.

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