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from Josh Cooper of Predators Insider at the Tennessean,
Below are some thoughts on the NHL’s latest collective bargaining proposal by Predators defenseman Hal Gill and forward Paul Gaustad. Both have been two of the more informed, and opinionated, Nashville players on the matter throughout the process.
Is this the framework of a deal?
(Gill): “I think it is a framework. Obviously we’re not happy with the percentage, but there are some other things that are good about it. And like I said, I don’t have the lawyer speak and fine print the lawyers have to look over and explain to us, but it looks like something that is workable and something that maybe we’re a little closer to being on the same page.”
What is your take on the proposal?
(Gaustad): “I think it’s a positive thing. The proposal is a good thing and that talks are continuing. What Don (Fehr) said the other day is correct that you have to take time to digest it and look over it and see what the best thing is for the players in the league. It’s always good that talks are continuing and a proposal is out there. I think today they’re dissecting it and guys are talking. Overall, I think guys view it as positive that there is a proposal.”
more from each...
via KWilsonPreds tweet,
The #Preds have agreed to terms with Paul Gaustad on a 4-year, $13 million contract. More to follow tomorrow!
frolm John Vogl of Sabres Edge,
Ryan Miller and Paul Gaustad are the closest of friends. They’ve been roomates. They’ve traveled through Europe together. They were teammates for a decade—a run that ended Monday when the Sabres sent Gaustad to Nashville.
Miller is not happy with the transaction.
“It was a pretty tough day,” Miller said today after practice in Anaheim Ice. “I’m not going to lie. I’m not real happy about the way it all turned out. But that’s the business of hockey.
“Like I’ve said, we don’t make those decisions. That’s more proof because if I had any more influence Paul would still be here. I appreciate the way he plays. He’s been one of my best friends for a long time there. Obviously, that’s going to continue, but it was nice to have him as a teammate and have those other intangibles.”
via Kevin Allen tweet,
Gaustad going to Nashville
Update: Per the Buffalo News’sJohn Vogl:
The Sabres have acquired a first-round pick from Nashville in exchange for Paul Gaustad and a fourth-round pick, according @TSNBobMcKenzie
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Now, it’s no sure thing that the Buffalo Sabres will move Gaustad, especially after another win last night, but if he is indeed made available before the Monday 3 p.m. ET deadline, here’s a list of teams—in no particular order—that I believe would be a good fit for him.
Detroit Red Wings: Gaustad would be just what the Wings need, adding a physical presence to their skilled forward set. Remember what the scout above said about putting him with speedier linemates? How about Darren Helm? That would be a good fit in my mind. The Wings are 20th on the PK and could use him there. I also think the Wings got pushed around a tad in back-to-back playoff exits to San Jose. Gaustad’s size would be welcome.
Vancouver Canucks: Like the Wings, the powerhouse Canucks could use a little more size and strength in their bottom-six group. The Canucks have few holes, if any, but a bigger forward for their third or fourth line would be a good addition. It’s why the Canucks also have interest in Travis Moen, although the Canadiens are telling teams they might not move him.
more teams mentioned…
from Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge,
We’re at one week and counting to the NHL’s trade deadline, next Monday at 3 p.m. And while the 14th-place Sabres still harbor playoff hopes standing seven points out, the realistic view on the outside is that the team should be selling, sooner rather than later. There are already plenty of players whose names have churning in the rumor mill….
“I’ve always wanted to be a Sabre and win in Buffalo,” Gaustad said. “I’ve come to grow up here and my adult life has been in Western New York. Winning here is one of my main goals in hockey.”
Gaustad, however, is getting more attractive by the day. He’s got three goals and seven points in his last 10 games and his line with Patrick Kaleta and Nathan Gerbe has been driving opponents’ top lines crazy.
I can’t believe Liles didn’t ‘feel’ that hit coming.
Paul Gaustad delivered the hit and no penalty on the play.
The Senators reported after the game Winchester does have a concussion.
Jack Edwards with the call and the Rick Jeanneret version is below…
Nope, not allowed, and Scott Hartnell stops (at around 35 secs into the video clip below) to take note of what’s going on over on the other side of the circle (Patrick Kaleta and Daniel Briere) to make sure they all don’t run their team into trouble before getting into the dance with Paul Gaustad in today’s Philly/Buffalo tilt.
Update 8:20pm ET:
David Singer at HockeyFights.com points out to me that my headline might be a bit misleading… I should clarify that the rule is really that you CAN have two fights at the same time, if they start at the EXACT same time. You just can’t have a second (or third, etc) fight start after the first one is going. If that were to happen, then the guys in the subsequent fights would be running afoul of the rule and find themselves tossed.
from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog,
The fact that Sabres center Paul Gaustad avoided supplementary discipline from the NHL after delivering a controversial late-game hit that left center Ryan Getzlaf with a broken nose and facial cuts basically has the Ducks mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore.
“I’m not happy,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said after Gaustad was in Buffalo’s lineup for Thursday night’s 2-1, shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. “If we’re going to be suspended for blows to the head, then they have to look at the other teams when our guys get hit. This just astounds me that Gaustad is not getting something for this, because that was on purpose and deliberate.”...
Colin Campbell, the NHL’s senior executive vice president of hockey operations, Murray said, “told me they looked at it and they didn’t feel it was worth anything. They felt he hit him with his helmet. I don’t care if he hits him with his helmet, his elbow. Whatever it is, we’re supposed to be protecting our players from hits to the head.”
more and if you missed the hit, watch it below…
via the Buffalo Sabres,
Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced that forward Paul Gaustad had a torn ligament in his right thumb surgically repaired today. He is expected to be out a minimum of 3-4 weeks.
The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Paul Gaustad to a four-year, $9.2 million contract.
Gaustad will earn $1.7 million in the first year of the deal, and $2.5 million per year for the remaining three years.