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Filip Forsberg's hat trick helped the Nashville Predators avoid elimination without their top defenseman, and they'll have to do so two more times after Shea Weber was ruled out for the rest of their first-round series with the Chicago Blackhawks. They'll also have to continue finding ways to beat Scott Darling, who will make his fourth straight start in net as the Blackhawks look...
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Weber's status for Game 5 remains uncertain for Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) With his team facing elimination in a first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette remains noncommittal on the status of injured players Shea Weber and Mike Fisher. Weber hasn't played since getting hurt in Game 2. Fisher left Game 1 with a lower-body injury and hasn't played since. Fisher took part in...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weber Stays Home as Preds Head to Chicago

By @GreekGoalie35 The Preds avoided a second period collapse and some horrendous officiating on Friday night to even the series, but lost the services of Captain Shea Weber for at least the next two games with an ankle injury. With Nashville leading 2-1, Brandon Saad skated in to finish his check when their feet got tangled, causing a sudden twisting ...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury keeps Weber from traveling to Chicago with Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Defenseman Shea Weber won't travel with the Nashville Predators for Games 3 and 4 in Chicago in their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Blackhawks. A team spokesman announced an update on Weber's status will be made Wednesday, the day after Game 4 in Chicago. Weber left Friday night's game in the second period with a lower-body injury and didn...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zone Starts, Corsi, and the Percentages

Matthew Coller has an interesting article on Puck Prospectus about Shea Weber and his poor Relative Corsi. His conclusion was that Weber’s poor Relative Corsi is largely due to his playing time with Paul Gaustad in which he posted a very poor CF% along with having a very heavy defensive zone start. His conclusion was that Weber’s poor [...] The post Zone Starts, Corsi, and...
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators’ Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Powerful Slap Shot (Video)

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber’s slap shot is one of the most powerful in the NHL. The last time we saw him unleash his shot during a skills challenge was at the 2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, where he finished second to Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot portion of the event with a 106 mph blast. During a skate with teammates on Thursday, Weber...
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Friedman: Rangers may have instigated Shea Weber offer sheet from Philadelphia

Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers may have been a catalyst to the Flyers sending Shea Weber that now infamous offer sheet in 2012. The Nashville Predators were at a stand still with their star defenseman, and the Flyers swooped in and sent him an offer sheet for $110 million over 14 years. The interesting tidbit […] The post Friedman: Rangers may have instigated Shea Weber offer...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Weber’s teammates endorse him for Norris

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber has been nominated for the Norris Trophy for the third time in four years. Bob McKenzie of TSN, Mark Spector of Sportsnet and Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press all had him as the lead on their ballots so we know he has at least three first place votes but Weber’s name sits atop other ballots as well. Just not official ones. Former Predators...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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