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Free Agent Signings Have Predators Thinking Playoffs

09/24/2013 at 2:50pm EDT

from the CP at NHL.com,

Making the playoffs has become so automatic for the Nashville Predators that they didn't react well to finishing below .500 for the first time in a decade.

They went shopping in a very big way hoping to make sure that doesn't happen again.

The Predators opened free agency signing five of the seven players they added on the first day. Right wing Viktor Stalberg from Stanley Cup champ Chicago is the key addition, and they also added Eric Nystrom, and Matt Hendricks and centre Matt Cullen, who helped Carolina win the Stanley Cup in 2006.

"It shows all the commitment," captain Shea Weber said. "They made those moves, and they addressed the needs we have. They filled some spots, and obviously everyone's going to see what those guys are capable of. And we're going to see what they can do in the locker room as well."

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