NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nashville desperately needs better offensive players for new coach Peter Laviolette, and the Predators believe they took a very small gamble with the chance for a big reward by signing veteran forwards Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts.
General manager David Poile called signing Ribeiro a great opportunity to add a talented, experienced and creative center Tuesday when he introduced the veteran at a news conference. Ribeiro's contract is worth $1.05 million after being bought out of the final three years of a $22 million contract by the Coyotes recently.
"He knows he's living day to day," Poile said of Ribeiro. "He's on a one-year contract."