6.22.2007

Teardown in Tennessee continues

Think Jim Balsillie isn't serious about gutting the Nashville Predators before moving them to Canada?

Hours before Friday's NHL draft, the Predators dealt starting goaltender Tomas Vokoun to Florida for three draft picks, including a future No. 1 -- in 2008!

The Predators signed Vokoun to a four-year, $22.8 million contract in September 2006, but that was an extension set to take effect this season. This deal came days after veterans Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell were shipped to Philadelphia for what essentially amounted to a bag of pucks.

If the Preds average fewer than 14,000 fans per game this season, Balsillie can invoke a buyout clause that will allow the team to be moved.

1 comment:

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