Nashville Predators’ Kyle Turris is preparing to take the ice against the Vancouver Cancuks, he is still talking about his former team, the Ottawa Senators, and had plenty to say about his tenure and departure from the franchise.
Turris was dealt from Ottawa to Nashville and promptly signed a six-year extension with the Preds for an average annual value of $6M.
Turris and Senators GM Pierre Dorion have had a disagreeing point of view about contract negotiations, or lack there of, between Turris and Ottawa during his time there.
Turris is now pointing the finger of blame on Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk.
“It’s tough because I think management did want to sign me, but I think that the owner [Melnyk] didn’t. And that was his decision” Turris said of the Senators’ decision to not sign him to a new contract, according to Josh Clipperton of the Canadian Press.
Ottawa has gone downhill since the trade and appears to be on the verge of a firesale approaching the NHL trade deadline.
Predators Acquire Nick Baptiste from Sabres for Jack Dougherty
Baptiste appeared in 33 games for the Sabres last season, scoring 4 goals and notching 2 assists. Baptiste was Buffalo’s 2013 third-round draft pick.
Dougherty has played the past 2 seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville’s AHL affiliate team, where he registered 1 goal and picked up 11 assists over 63 games with the team last season.
Scott Hartnell Announces Retirement
After 17 seasons in the NHL, Scott Hartnell is calling it a career.
Hartnell announced his retirement on Monday by posting the following on his official Twitter page:
Every young kid from a small town across Canada dreams of playing a game in the NHL … I was fortunate enough to play 1,249 of them.
A huge thank you to the Nashville Predators (twice), the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. You are all world class organizations and it was an honor playing for your cities! (Seventeen) years in the NHL was the best job anyone could ever ask for. The games, the fans, the travel, the hotels, the food, the pregame soccer games, are just some of the things that I will always remember and miss. …
Thanks again to my family, friends & all of the fans that cheered for me (and against) along the way. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my wife Katie and son Wesley. Cheers to the NHL, and the next phase of life!
Hartnell accumulated 327 goals and 380 assists in 1,249 games throughout his career and spent his final season with the Nashville Predators last year.
Predators Sign Ryan Ellis to 8 Year, $50M Extension
The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Ryan Ellis to an eight-year, $50-million contract extension, according to an official team announcement on Tuesday.
Ellis, who is in the final year of a five-year, $12.5-million deal that pays him a modest $2.5 per season, was set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2018-2019 regular season but will now remain under contract through the 2026-27 season.
“Ryan is a huge part of our team on and off the ice and we are happy to have his leadership remain in our locker room for the foreseeable future,” general manager David Poile said in a release. “We have talked about wanting to keep the core of our team together, and this is another opportunity to help us do so while continuing to compete for a Stanley Cup. Ryan is entering his prime and is one of the reasons why we feel this team has a chance to win every time we step on the ice.”
Ellis only played in 44 games last season, but still poured in nine goals and 32 points for Nashville.
- Devils’ Jesper Bratt Out 2-3 Weeks
- Flames’ Travis Hamonic Suffers Facial Fracture During Fight
- Panthers’ Derek MacKenzie Retiring at End of Season
- Islanders Name Anders Lee Captain
- Leafs’ William Nylander On Contract Talks: “I Have to take care of Myself”
- Sharks’ Erik Karlsson Feels Senators Would Have Traded Him Even If He Signed New Contract
- Capitals’ Tom Wilson Suspended 20 Games
Anaheim Ducks11 months ago
The History of the Winnipeg Whiteout
Arizona Coyotes1 year ago
The NHL Season Just Started. So Let’s Talk About Relocating Teams!
Anaheim Ducks1 year ago
Calm Down Everyone, It’s Just the Preseason
Anaheim Ducks11 months ago
Matt Hendricks Is Exactly What the Jets Needed
Buffalo Sabres11 months ago
Sabres’ Marco Scandella Fined $5K For Slashing
Calgary Flames12 months ago
How To Fix Steve Mason
Edmonton Oilers10 months ago
The Winnipeg Jets Win Their First Avco Cup
Calgary Flames1 year ago
The Jets Didn’t Ask, So I’ll Give My Opinion Anyway