July 28, 2005 Nashville, Tenn.
Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has exercised its contract options for 2005-06 on goaltender Chris Mason and forward Vernon Fiddler and signed forwards Libor Pivko (LEE-bohr PEEV-koh) and Jerred Smithson to new contracts. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Nice to see Johnson took a paycut to stay with the team. Not that we're in payroll trouble or he made a ton of money before, but he went from almost 2 million to 1 million to stay in Nashville. Classy guy and good captain.