Just in the nick of time too.
With the current CBA set to expire this weekend, the Preds came to a contract agreement with defenseman Jon Blum.
It’s a 1-year, 2-way contract. But it is my understanding that he will be waiver eligible this year.
So congrats to Blum! And if he plays as well as he did down the stretch last year, he may be able to make the case to get some minutes in Nashville.
Great blog piece by Aaron Sims yesterday about the NHL labor dispute, and what it means to guys like Chris Mueller and former Admiral Scott Ford….and I guess Jon Blum too now…
RDS, the French equivalent of TSN, reported Tuesday the NHL and its Players Association have agreed to allow waiver-eligible players with two-way deals to be cleared to play in AHL if the lockout occurs. The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a special waiver period, running through Saturday, which would allow players to be sent down to the AHL before the lockout begins. Players would not have to clear waivers should they be assigned to AHL teams, and would not be subject to re-entry waivers if they were recalled following the lockout.
Expect a flurry of transactions over the next few days.
I think this was something that we assumed would happen….but it hadn’t been cleared until just now. So we’ll take Aaron’s advice, and keep an eye on the waiver wire. Kevin Henderson is a waiver guy today, and Florida has already sent 17 guys down to San Antonio. Maybe we’ll have some more news soon.
In celebration of their 35th year of professional hockey, the Admirals took a page from the Milwaukeehockey.com playbook, and unveiled their All-Time Roster today. From every fan favorite to every guy that suited for just one game on a PTO contract. Is the list complete? Feel free to scan for anyone they missed.
But for all-time jersey numbers….still go to Milwaukeehockey.com for that….
Hockeyprospectus.com ranks the prospects in the organization. You’ll recognize some of the names, I think.
So here’s what the Presidential bobbleheads will look like in November.
I’m not interested in having a political discussion on the blog…..but can we all agree that Obama’s likeness looks more like the real guy than Romney’s does?