'"I talked to (former Predator) Joel Bouchard and he told me good things about the town and organization,'' Dumont said. "He told me that it would be the best pick by far, and he didn't even know who the other teams were. He said (the Predators) really know how to treat everybody as a family. I wanted to go somewhere where I feel wanted and welcome, and that's exactly the way I feel now.'''
Archives for August 2006
‘”It would be great if he was, but we realize it’s a possibility he may not be ready for camp,” Regier told the paper. “It’s possible. We’re not ruling it out, but it really is one of those things that we’ll monitor, and we’ll just move along as time moves along.”‘
Predators sign winger Dumont to two-year deal (Nashville Tennessean)
Predators sign RW Dumont to two-year contract (Sportsticker)
Predators sign Dumont (The Sports Network)
Predators sign free agent J.P. Dumont (NashvillePredators.com)
Dumont Signs With Nashville (WGR-AM)
Dumont to sign with Predators (TSN.ca)
'The Sabres have already been thinned out up front this summer, with Mike Grier leaving as a free agent, Taylor Pyatt getting traded to Vancouver and J.P. Dumont on the open market after the Sabres walked away from his arbitration award. With so many departures, it will leave spots open for young players like Derek Roy and Jason Pominville to take on greater roles, while Drew Stafford and Jiri Novotny could be among the newcomers to crack the Sabres forward ranks.'
(In French): The Newspaper Le Journal de Montreal is reporting that J.P. Dumont will sign with the Nashville Predators.
'The playmaker is still suffering symptoms from his May 8 concussion, and General Manager Darcy Regier says Connolly may not be cleared to participate when camp opens.'
'Let's face it, teams aren't exactly beating down his door, and there aren't many that would throw him on their top scoring line. He would get that opportunity in Buffalo, where he would flank a terrific player in Daniel Briere and become a leader on a Sabres roster dotted with youth. His value should increase.'
'After garnering some of the highest ratings of the season on OLN, the network announced it will use its exclusive rights to hoard seven Buffalo games this season.'
'Team officials have finally used the influx of Canadians who come to see Toronto to their advantage, with creative ticket pricing that fluctuates between opponents and game nights. All four home dates with the Leafs carry a hefty price tag — tickets that climb to $150.'
Amerks announce possible roster for 2006-07 season (Rochester D&C)