Predators sign Nick Spaling
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have signed forward Nick Spaling to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
General manager David Poile announced the deal Thursday.
Spaling, 24, from Drayton, Ontario, tied for fourth with nine goals in 47 games last season. The 58th selection overall in the second round of the 2007 draft, Spaling has played in 226 games with the Predators and has 52 points. Nashville is 20-4-1 when he scores a goal and 34-9-3 when he has a point.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Predators are currently 50/1 to win the 2014 Stanley Cup, which gives them the same odds as the Hurricanes, Coyotes, Lightning and Jets, respectively. The current Stanley Cup Finals favorite is the Blackhawks, who are 6/1, while the Penguins have the next-best odds at 13/2.