First, the quick news that the Predators picked up the first new additions that may be said to be 'real' players. I think it is also safe to assume that David Poile saw what the Ducks did in the playoffs with their size and decided to follow suit.
Defenseman Greg de Vires (ex-Predator) is a 6-2 220lbs defenders defenseman. Low on scoring, but high on ice time last year for Atlanta (22+ minutes per game, played in all 82 games). Looks like a huge presence on the blueline to go with our young core.
Forward Radek Bonk is 6-3 213lbs, played for Montreal and appeared in 74 games last year, registering 23 points. He was once a 70-point man with Ottawa back in 2000-2001 and has solid playoff experience.
We also signed a few more prospects, though they are unlikely to see any ice time at the NHL level anytime soon. For pictures of them at practice yesterday, see here.
Also, courtesy of Rob over at Think Train, here's a cool new video with none other than Pete Weber, encouraging everyone to come down to the Sommet Center and support the team on July 19th.