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Veteran forward J.P. Dumont, who had his contract bought out by the Nashville Predators this past June, has an agreement in place to join Bern of the Swiss Hockey League.
However, the deal doesn’t kick in until Tuesday, so he could still be signed by an NHL club between now and then
From Jim Diamond at the Nashville Predators Examiner:
J.P. Dumont’s time with the Nashville Predators is over. Nashville’s President of Hockey Operations and General Manager David Poile confirmed Thursday that the team will buy out the one remaining year on Dumont’s contract.
Dumont was set to be paid $4 million in 2011-12, so the buyout will cost the team two-thirds of the remaining value, spread out over twice the remaining time on the contract. Under the terms of the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NHL Players Association, Dumont will be paid $2.667 million, split evenly over the course of the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.
“Today we have bought out the contract of J.P. Dumont,” Poile said Thursday. “It is disappointing for both us and for J.P.”
via Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
J.P. Dumont of the Nashville Predators was a healthy scratch for the second time in three games Sunday, prompting rampant trade rumors in cyberspace that linked him to both the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.
That was news to Preds GM David Poile.
“There’s no truth to any of it,” Poile told ESPN.com. “J.P. has a no-movement clause and I haven’t spoken to him about it.”
via John Glennon of the Tennessean,
Predators Coach Barry Trotz is looking for a little more commitment on both ends of the rink from veteran forward J.P. Dumont.
That message was delivered Thursday, when Dumont saw just 8:45 ice time on the fourth line, and elaborated upon Friday.
“He’s got great hockey sense and he’s got that great ability to see the ice,’’ Trotz said of Dumont. “But you have to play on both sides of the puck and you have to play the hard areas. I’m asking him to change a little bit.
“It’s hard to score now. Teams are tracking back. You’re not going to get those easy-rush goals. You’re going to have to go after it a little bit more.’‘
And Dumont’s response?
“It really doesn’t matter how he takes it,’’ Trotz said. “I really don’t care how he takes it. It’s more you’re going to play a certain way to be successful or … Ice time is the only thing a coach has, so that’s where it starts.’‘
All of the sudden, I am Colin Campbell! My inbox was flooded with emails this morning from Preds fans asking for a suspension for the hit Alexandre Burrows put on J.P. Dumont last night.
You folks can decide, Colin Campbell I am not!
added 5:26pm, from John Glennon of the Tennessean,
The NHL will not bring disciplinary action against any Vancouver players for hits that took place in the Canucks’ 3-1 win over Nashville on Tuesday, according to Predators Coach Barry Trotz.
The Predators had been especially upset over Alexandre Burrows’ hit on J.P. Dumont, one in which Burrows appeared to both leave the ice and hit Dumont in the head with his arms.
J.P. Dumont will be sticking around Nashville past the trade deadline as the Predators will announce that they have signed the forward to a contract extension.
TSN has learned that the Predators are prepared to announce that they have signed the 29-year old to a four-year deal worth $16 million. The Predators are expected to announce the deal at a press conference at noon eastern.
more on Dumont
From John Glennon at the Tennessean,
Said Dumont: “The contract stuff is not really in my hands. We would definitely like to stay here, but we’ll see. If it happens, it happens. Hopefully it will.’‘
The only question regarding a re-signing of Dumont would be money. The Predators already have some relatively large salaries on the books for next season — Jason Arnott ($4.5 million), Legwand ($4.5 million), Steve Sullivan ($3.2 million), Marek Zidlicky ($3.2 million) and Chris Mason ($3 million).
Assuming Poile still plans to re-sign the key restricted free agents, will Dumont’s next salary fit the budget? Dumont is paid $2.5 million, but after posting a career-best 66 points last season and assuming he stays on course for 60 points this season, he’ll be due more money in the future.
*Nashville’s current salary cap situation.