So the Predators have signed Steve Begin to a two-way contract. On The Forecheck has a nice write-up about the signing here, which I’d recommend that you read.
Begin played 77 games last year with the Boston Bruins (and 13 more in the playoffs), but was not re-signed during the off-season by the Bruins, or anybody else. He can play center or on the wing.
He also has some AHL hardware with his name on it, named the MVP of the 2000-01 AHL Calder Cup playoffs (that’s the Jack A Butterfield Trophy). That post-season with the St. John Flames, he scored 10 goals and 7 assists in 19 playoff games. And former Admiral Marty Murray was also on that team…
Just for perspective…2000-01….that was the last year the Admirals were in the IHL.
Admirals sources have told me that provided Begin passes a physical, there’s a decent chance he’ll see some action this Saturday night at the Bradley Center. And word is also that Jamie Lundmark may be in town by then as well.
If Lundmark plays, I’d like to see him centering Thuresson and Klasen. And if Begin is ready to go, I’d like to see him playing on a line with Gabriel Bourque. We’ll see how it shakes out on Saturday.
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By following plenty of Boston Bruins games last season, I saw a lot of Steve Begin. He never really impressed until the games got important, and that’s when Begin stepped up his level of play. In the playoffs, injuries forced Begin to move up on the depth chart, where he filled in admirably as a gritty forward. Bruins didn’t resigned him due to Salary Cap issues, so their loss becomes Nashville and Milwaukee’s gain . . . big time. Another ex-Bruin without a job is Miroslav Satan, who could be another team’s mid-season find.