Nashville Signs Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy

(Photo Credit: James Guillory)
Having watched free agents come and go with a high price tag, Nashville Predators GM David Poile picked up two experienced centers today. (Photo Credit: James Guillory)

What a difference a day makes. Prior to today, the Nashville Predators depth chart looked rather thin of the “top-six variety” at the center ice position. Example, here was Yahoo’s dated take on the Predators lineup. Today, Nashville has a log jam of epic proportions at center with the free agent signings of Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy.

Predators GM David Poile announced the signings today and both Ribeiro and Roy are signed to one-year deals: Ribeiro for $1.05 million – Roy for $1 million.

Two weeks ago Poile signed center Olli Jokinen meaning that the Predators now have ten capable centers at their disposal. That includes Jokinen as well as Mike Fisher (injured), Matt Cullen, Paul Gaustad, Craig Smith, Colin Wilson, Calle Jarnkrok, Colton Sissons, and now the inclusion of Ribeiro and Roy.

The three new faces, Jokinen, Ribeiro and Roy, plus Fisher and Cullen can all leave the team as unrestricted free agents after the season.

So Roundtable:  What do you think of the new-look 2014-2015 Nashville Predators? What does that mean for those on the cuff of making the Predators or playing with the Admirals? Do you think Calle Jarnkrok and/or Colton Sissons can still win a spot with the club? Are you getting more excited about the players available for Milwaukee this season?

2 thoughts on “Nashville Signs Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy”

  1. Jarnkrok has a chance to crack that lineup, but he will probably end up here in Milwaukee. Sissions will now be in Milwaukee all season unless the injury bug hits hard. Maybe not the big names that Nashville wants or needs, but they could be decent players for a budget price. This is kind of sounding like the old Devils teams…solid D, a world class goaltender and forwards just talented enough to win low scoring games. That formula worked for the Devs…can it work in Nashville? We shall see…

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