Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 7/27/12
Photo by: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Now that Weber has been locked up as a Predator for life, the bigger question was who would be paired with Weber. As the announcement and plaza party were underway, the Predators made it clear that Roman Josi would probably be elevated to the top defensive line with Weber. This leaves two more lines to be rounded out by a combination of Hal Gill, Kevin Klein, Ryan Ellis or Jonathan Blum. Given that the Predators are only now at the salary cap floor and Weber’s initial up-front money is ridiculously huge, should the Predators go after another capable vet to anchor the second line and possibly switch out with Josi if he can’t cut it playing first line minutes? After Suter strung along the Predators for the first week of free agency, the Predators lost what could have been great replacements in Sheldon Souray and Jason Garrison. The defensive talent pool, which was shallow to begin with, now has only a few viable options for the Predators. Ca...
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