Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gelinas Goes to Nashville

Martin Gelinas adds yet another team to his storied journeyman career with a stop in Music City to play with the Predators. He signed a 1-year, $1.25 million deal on Thursday. It's quickly becoming a big race for jobs there in Nashville, as Gelinas will join a pretty experienced roster already. He may provide some of that leadership that was somewhat lacking in their attempt at a Cup run last season. His 1-year deal also makes him a good rental player, if the Predators fall short of the mark this season.

Gelinas finished last season with 14 goals and 30 assists, ranking him 179th amongst all players and 128th amongst forwards. He should be finding himself on many pool teams, as his helpfulness hasn't disappeared and could still be a good late-round pick.

J-P DumontSteve SullivanMartin Erat
Jason ArnottDavid LegwandAlexander Radulov
Jared SmithsonRadek BonkMartin Gelinas
Darcy HordichukJed OrtmeyerScott Nichol
Vern Fiddler

Jordan Tootoo
Shea WeberMarek Zidlicky
Ryan SuterDan Hamhuis
Greg de Vries
Cody Franson
Chris Mason
Pekka Rinne

The Predators roster is growing a lot, but they still border the cap minimum which is around $34 million. This roster with two scratched forwards stands around $32 million at the moment.

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