HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Central Division > Nashville Predators
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

David Poile talks about free agency, Shea Weber,Kostitsyn, Radulov, and more

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-02-2010, 03:59 PM
  #1
barrytrotzsneck
Retired Global Mod
 
barrytrotzsneck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 31,140
vCash: 500
David Poile talks about free agency, Shea Weber,Kostitsyn, Radulov, and more

Paul McCann spoke with David Poile on 560AM this afternoon. Here's the highlights:

Free Agency:

-Speaking often to Hornqvist's agent. Not a lot of comparables signed right now, so it's a little difficult. Priority among RFAs.

-Franson a little more on the backburner. Doesn't see an issue getting him signed.

-Has been active in talking with agents, looking for pieces to make the Predators better. Will continue to do so, has definite interest in a few guys out there, though he didn't elaborate beyond that.

-Spoke at length with Kostitsyn today, for the first time. Called it a "very good conversation." Got a feel for what happened in Montreal, feels that "no one was at fault" and that he's confident that SK just needs a change of scenery. Thinks SK has tremendous upside, he's excited to be coming to Nashville, and believes they'll be able to sign him.

Hamhuis\Arnott\Ellis

-Not the outcome he hoped for with Hamhuis. Sounds like he had hoped Hamhuis would give a slight hometown discount, but simply wasn't going to happen. Feels that the money Dan ended up getting was simply not realistic here.

-Arnott deal came somewhat out of left field. Sounds like this may have been more of a "trade request" from the part of Arnott, after the possibility of an extension was shot down.

Radulov:

-Spoke to Radulov in the spring. Feels confident that he'll be back next season, but not before then. Gets the impression that Radulov badly wants to come back.

Weber extension:

-Locking up Weber long term is a priority BEFORE next offseason. Wants to open conversations around training camp.

-

__________________
www.thepredatorial.com

barrytrotzsneck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 04:19 PM
  #2
I Will Son
An Army of One
 
I Will Son's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nashville
Country: United States
Posts: 7,984
vCash: 500
I sure hope hes right about Radulov. And Weber extension would be awesome. Did he say anything about our next Captain?

I Will Son is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 04:29 PM
  #3
Seth Lake
Registered User
 
Seth Lake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 8,855
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Seth Lake
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColinWilson33 View Post
I sure hope hes right about Radulov. And Weber extension would be awesome. Did he say anything about our next Captain?
No, he was not asked about, nor did he offer anything about the captaincy...

Seth Lake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 04:30 PM
  #4
Joe T Choker
Roll Wide Roll
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Country: Italy
Posts: 23,329
vCash: 500
I'm sure we'll find out about Captaincy after Training Camp

Joe T Choker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 04:50 PM
  #5
triggrman
HFBoards Sponsor
 
triggrman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Nashville
Country: United States
Posts: 17,255
vCash: 500
Add Radulov to this team now, it's a very good offensive team.

triggrman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 04:53 PM
  #6
Soundgarden
Registered User
 
Soundgarden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Spring Hill, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 6,248
vCash: 562
Like to hear that about Hornqvist, Radulov and Weber.

Soundgarden is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 05:00 PM
  #7
WartracePred
Registered User
 
WartracePred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,050
vCash: 500
If Radulov comes back, and Kostitsyn develops alongside Wilson and Horny, we are two years away from being very talented offensively. Think about Chicago -was it two years ago - when Kane was a rookie. Lots of raw developing skill.

WartracePred is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 05:05 PM
  #8
triggrman
HFBoards Sponsor
 
triggrman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Nashville
Country: United States
Posts: 17,255
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCpredator View Post
If Radulov comes back, and Kostitsyn develops alongside Wilson and Horny, we are two years away from being very talented offensively. Think about Chicago -was it two years ago - when Kane was a rookie. Lots of raw developing skill.
Add Blum and Laakso in their defensively and the future looks good, it's still our defense next year I worry about.

triggrman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 05:11 PM
  #9
101st_fan
I taught Yoda
 
101st_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Some Army fort
Country: United States
Posts: 5,461
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
Add Blum and Laakso in their defensively and the future looks good, it's still our defense next year I worry about.
Not a lot out there for affordable, solid 3/4 d-men. Probably need to address that through trade.

101st_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 05:14 PM
  #10
I Will Son
An Army of One
 
I Will Son's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nashville
Country: United States
Posts: 7,984
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
Add Blum and Laakso in their defensively and the future looks good, it's still our defense next year I worry about.
Replace Laakso with Josi, Ellis, or COR and I would feel more comfortable

I Will Son is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 06:11 PM
  #11
triggrman
HFBoards Sponsor
 
triggrman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Nashville
Country: United States
Posts: 17,255
vCash: 500
Laakso looked good in camp. I still think he can be a physical defensive defenseman.

triggrman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 10:40 PM
  #12
roseyc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,065
vCash: 500
I'm not that worried about our defense. If it's one thing that Trotz knows how to do is make a team to play better defense. Weber and Suter are locks. Bouillion and Klein and Parent and Franson and Blum and Laasko and Sulzer and Josi. Will be works in progress. You can't say that this or that one will pair up because I think into camp and into the start of the season will determine the pairings. I think one of them could be dealt.

roseyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2010, 10:48 PM
  #13
Seth Lake
Registered User
 
Seth Lake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 8,855
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Seth Lake
Quote:
Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
Laakso looked good in camp. I still think he can be a physical defensive defenseman.
I agree. Laakso is NHL ready and NHL caliber. His No. 1 issue is shoulder injuries. He's had 3 different separations (2 on one, 1 on the other) in the past two years and I believe has now had both repaired surgically. He was doing great on his return last season from an injury last season until Ryan Hollweg ran him from behind into the boards at San Antonio and ended his season. He is healthy now and suspect he'll crack the Nashville lineup at some point this season as depth.

Seth Lake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2010, 12:14 AM
  #14
Roman Yoshi
Ellis too short
 
Roman Yoshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Franklin, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 4,675
vCash: 500
I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.

Roman Yoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2010, 01:00 AM
  #15
worstfaceoffmanever
What's the Pred say?
 
worstfaceoffmanever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Country: United States
Posts: 12,417
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
Laakso looked good in camp. I still think he can be a physical defensive defenseman.
Can he stay healthy, though? He has had problems with both shoulders over the last three years. I'd like to see him play a full season before we commit to him as a long-term fixture on our blue line. We're in a position to do that, though, since he'll still be restricted after his new deal.

worstfaceoffmanever is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.