Predators now sit at 42 – First Round of Cuts

Welp, the preseason is in full swing and the Preds? Well, they haven’t found their mojo just yet.
They have played three games – two against the Florida Panthers and one against the Tampa Bay Lightning. All three resulted in a loss for Nashville.

But, as they say, preseason does not determine the outcome of the regular season – eh, sometimes.
We’d rather they find their problems now and eliminate them now, then wait until it really counts; the regular, effects-the-post-season season.

Anyways, we won’t dwell on the depressing preseason losses, but rather turn our attention to the recent roster cuts the Predators have made. It was bound to happen and some of the bright, up-coming faces have to pack their bags. Who were these kiddos? See below:

Reassigned back to their junior teams: Felix Girard (Baie-Comeau, QMJHL), Tommy Veilleux (Victoriaville, QMJHL) and Mikko Vainonen (Kingston, OHL).
Assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals: Taylor Aronson, Zach Budish, Anthony Bitetto,  Josh Shalla and Charles-Oliver Roussel
Released from tryout agreements: Allen York, Kayle Doetzel, Eric Levine, Barry Almeida, Paul Crowder, Michael Moffat, Sebastian Geoffrion, Teddy Ruth, Mathieu Tousignant, and Vinny Saponari.The Predators are holding steady at 42 – 12 defensemen, 25 forwards and 5 goaltenders. The Predators make their first appearance on home ice this Sunday against the New York Islanders at 5PM. We are hoping some familiar faces and that reassuring gold will calm their nerves.

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