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In news that is sure to disappoint Philadelphia Flyers fans everywhere, Nashville Predators general manager David Poile told reporters Wednesday that his captain and No. 1 defenseman Shea Weber is not on the trade market. David Poile crushes the constant trade rumors around Shea Weber: "We’re keeping him, we’re building our franchise around him."— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) June 11, 2014 Weber has 12 years and $82 million remaining on the contract he signed with the Flyers via an offer sheet in 2012 that was matched by the Predators. Given the Predators’ struggles over the last few years (back-to-back seasons with no playoff games) and lack of elite talent on their NHL roster, trade rumors are constantly surrounding Weber. It’s not hard to see why, either. The 28-year-old is arguably the best defenseman in the NHL and has been nominated for the Norris Trophy three times, including this season. He dominates defensively, provides consistent scoring production and excels on speci...

Nashville Predators GM David Poile makes it plain: Shea Weber will not be traded

Because I'm a Wings blogger who constantly gets questions about Shea Weber, and I'm sure other fan bases are doing the same presently due to Weber's "gigantic, gigantic, gigantic, a big big love's" worth of d*** Flyers-engineered contract strain. As such, I want you to read what Nashville Predators GM David Poile had to say to the Canadian Press's...

Shea Weber not on trade market: Predators GM

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile is doing his best to put to rest any rumors that he might be looking to trade captain Shea Weber, who is a Norris Trophy finalist this season. "We're keeping him, we're building our franchise around him," Poile said from the NHL general managers' meeting Wednesday. "I think we've got one of the best young...

Not Another D-man! Preds 2014 Draft Options

Joshua @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators will have the #11 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on June 27-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. So who do the Nashville Predators select with the first round pick? Do they hold onto the pick or trade it away? I don’t think it would be a bad idea to package the pick with ...

Predators name Vanderklok goaltending coach

Ben Vanderklok has been named goaltending coach of the Nashville Predators, the team announced Thursday. The native of Welland, Ontario served as the Predators assistant goaltending coach for the past five seasons. Since 2009, Vanderklok has worked with nearly every goalie within the organization, including Pekka Rinne, Carter Hutton, Anders Lindback, Chris Mason and Dan Ellis at...

Ben Vanderklok named new goaltending coach for Nashville, Mitch Korn not returning

Just announced moments ago via the Nashville Predators, Ben Vanderklok was tabbed as the Predators new goaltending coach. Replacing Mitch Korn, who had worked with the team for the past 16 years, Vanderklok had worked with Korn for the past five as assistant goaltending coach. With most assuming the loss of former head coach Barry Trotz would translate into the loss of Korn as well...
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