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Predlines Headlines: Simon Moser and Ryan Ellis

Yet another day awaits us in these dog days of the NHL offseason, but there’s plenty of news swirling around the Nashville Predators.

It’s July 26th, just 59 days until the puck drops in Tampa Bay when the Predators take on the Lightning in the preseason opener on September 23rd.

With that being said, lets bunker down, dream of Shea Weber slap shots from the blue line, and make the most of these offseason days.

Let’s get right to it with your Predlines Headlines.

If you didn’t already know, a Predators defenseman has yet to re-sign with the club. Ryan Ellis, Smashville wants to know what is going on.

The ‘undersized’ Ryan Ellis took strides this last year, especially the second half of the season. The restricted free agent (RFA) saw a lot of time on the power play; throwing plenty of pucks on net and dishing it to players around him in a very effective way.  Ellis tallied 27 points for Nashville this past season in 80 games played with 6 goals and 21 assists. The 5-foot-10 inch defenseman also did a number on Chicago’s Corey Crawford last year as he bolted out of the penalty-box with this highlight:

The question is, do the Predators re-sign Ryan Ellis or does he sign an offer sheet with another team in the league if they come calling?

Besides Ryan Ellis not being re-signed, there is another player in the Predators system yet to sign a new contract with the team: Simon Moser.

Our friends at The Predatorial try to depict the situation between the Predators organization and the Swiss forward, Simon Moser. Moser and his agent are making it no secret that if the Predators want to re-sign him they will have to put more money on the table. Moser played a total of six games in Predators gold sweater this last season, lighting the red light once along with tallying one assist in those games played.

Moser finished this past campaign with 48 games played in Milwaukee with the Predators’ AHL club tallying 26 total points. Moser finished behind the well-known forwards in the system; Filip Forsberg, Calle Jarnkrok, Miikka Salomaki, Austin Watson, Colton Sissons and Taylor Beck in the points category. Maybe playing in the Olympics this past year with all his fellow Swiss-men made him a bit home sick and he would like to see the possible money offerings back home in Switzerland.

Carrie Underwood tweeted at a Nashville Predator, and no it wasn’t her husband Mike Fisher.

We know this tweet happened three days ago, but it is still oh so special. Apparently 19-year-old defenseman Seth Jones‘ golf game is nothing to write home about. That’s all right Seth Jones, just embrace the Captain America role on the ice, not the links. On The Forecheck discusses the matter a little more thoroughly.

What is an offseason without a little hate? The good people at On The Forecheck present us with a ‘haters guide‘.

This issue of The Hater’s Guide presents us with ideas and reasoning to hate a few of our fellow Central Division foes; the Dallas Stars, the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets. I think most Predators fans don’t particularly like anyone within the division other than the boys in gold, but here’s a fun way to dislike our divisional opponents even more.


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