Reports Out Of Montreal Indicate Nashville Offers Steve Begin One-Year Deal

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By Amanda DiPaolo

According to the twitter account of Ren Lavoie of RDS, Steve Begin has signed a one-year, two-way deal to play for the Nashville Predators. The signing has yet to be confirmed by Nashville. In fact, the report on RDS.ca suggests the Begin has two weeks to accept the offer that was originally made to him in the summer.

Jan 13, 2010 - Anaheim, California, USA - Boston Bruins left wing STEVE BEGIN is pictured during an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center.
If Begin accepts Nashville’s offer, he will help on the PK. (Photo: Yardbarker.com)

The French interview with Begin indicates that Nashville’s August offer was a two-way deal. Because it was a two-way, Begin was hesitant and waited too long to answer. By time Begin did contact the organization, Nashville had decided to go with what they already had at camp.

The report says that on Monday, Nashville again called Begin to say the circumstances had changed. What changed was Saturday night’s hit from behind by Niklas Backstrom on Marcel Goc. Goc separated his shoulder and is out 2-4 weeks.

Also important to note is that Begin blocks shots and his a rock on the penalty kill, an area where Nashville needs to dramatically improve, ranking 28th in the league with a 68.8% kill off percentage.

Last season Begin played for the Boston Bruins. Playing in 77 games, the 32 year old scored 5 goals and added 9 assists. He was drafted in the second round, 40th overall, by the Calgary Flames.

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