SHEA WEBER NEWS

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...
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators Brace for the Sharks

Shane Doan #19 of the Arizona Coyotes and Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators battle for the puck along the boards during the first period at Gila River Arena on March 9, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Mandatory Credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images) The Nashville Predators face what could amount to their most important three-game stretch of the regular season so far, as they come up...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist Shows Off Skills in NHL GoPro Video

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is the latest to be featured in the NHL GoPro Series. King Henry may not be facing Shea Weber clapbombs, or dealing with big bodies in front of the net, however his work between the pipes in this video is pretty damn impressive, specifically his lateral movement. Lundqvist is currently recovering from a... The post Henrik Lundqvist...
Via The Garbage Time
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nashville Predators Drop Sixth Straight

Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators battles for the puck against Lee Stempniak #20 of the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI zia Gety Images) It hasn’t been a great two-week stretch of late for the Nashville Predators, and yesterday saw much of the same take place in front of...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators not panicking in midst of worst skid this season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) No longer do the Nashville Predators sit atop the NHL standings, mired in a five-game skid - their worst this season. Yet the Predators see this slide as a chance to improve on some weaknesses while continuing their chase for home-ice advantage in the playoffs. ''It's a lot better going through this right now than it would be five games before the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Smashville: This Year’s Predators Conjuring Parallels to 2006-07 Team

Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators fires a slapshot against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period at Bridgestone Arena on February 24, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) The Nashville Predators (41-15-7, 89 points) are currently coasting through their best regular season since their 2006-07 season and it’s not just their...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Predators Preview

Losing at Bridgestone Arena has been a rarity for the Nashville Predators this season. Dropping two in a row at home has been near-unthinkable. The league-leading Predators will look to avoid that outcome Saturday when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that's wrapping up a six-game trip. Nashville (41-14-7) is an NHL-best 26-4-1 at home but fell 4-2 to Minnesota on Thursday, snapping...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst from the NHL: Week 22

Another week has passed in the NHL and the world kept turning. Trades have been made, extensions have been signed and fans have aired their grievances. All is right and I am here to show you some of the best of the week that was. Have any tips? Feel free to email me at: sblaze17@gmail.com Best: Shea Weber… Oral Surgeon? “Don’t tell Dad he kissed me.” Shea Weber is a man...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators overpower Avalanche in Nashville

The Colorado Avalanche came out flat and got beat down, 5-2, by the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Pekka Rinne was hardly tested as the Avalanche (26-24-11) mustered just eight shots in the first 40 minutes. The Predators (41-13-7) have now won six straight at home – allowing only seven goals in those contests. They improved to 23-1-3 when leading after...
Via Mile High Sports
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Nashville Predators Truly the NHL’s Best Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Pekka...
Via TopSportsReport
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators acquire Cody Franson: ‘Nashville has always felt like home to me’

The Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Cody Franson and center Mike Santorelli in a trade Sunday with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Predators sent Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 1st-round pick to Toronto. Franson was a third-round draft pick of the Preds in 2005 and was traded to Toronto in 2011. “I’m extremely excited, Nashville has always felt like home...
Via Sports-Glory
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Nashville wins fourth in a row, beats Winnipeg 3-1

Nashville, Tenn. -- Collecting their fourth win in a row, the Nashville Predators (37-12-6) benefited from two power play goals and a three-point night from captain Shea Weber to defeat the Winnipeg Jets (28-19-10) by a score of 3-1 in front of a near-capacity crowd at Bridgestone Arena. SLAP SHOTS Dodging a bullet Already down Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm, the Predators dodged...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead to the Second Half

The Nashville Predators headed into the All-Star break in the driver’s seat of the Central Division. Their 65 points in 45 games also places them 2nd in the NHL behind Anaheim who has 68 points although they’ve played 47 games, two more than the Preds. This past week the Preds had one game, a Tuesday night affair in Montreal. They were seeking to prevent losing back to back games...
Via The Predatorial
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Shea Weber Rips Slapshot 108.5 MPH, Second Hardest Shot Ever

With no Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot Competition this year, it was Shea Weber’s contest to lose. After hilariously missing the net on his first try, he ripped his second shot 108.5 MPH into the net. This is second only to Zdeno Chara, who hit 108.8 MPH in the last All-Star Game Skills Competition. […] The post Shea Weber Rips Slapshot 108.5 MPH, Second Hardest Shot Ever appeared...
Via Diehardsport
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Shea Weber's rocket shot leaves NHL All-Stars in awe

In an arena where a cannon is customarily fired when the home team scores a goal, Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber fittingly blasted a shot so hot it left some of the NHL's best with their mouths agape. While hardest shot king Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara isn't at this year's NHL All-Star Game Weber almost took his crown in Saturday night's skills competition at...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke cross-checks Shea Weber in the face

Old Matt Cooke appeared on Saturday night when he cross-checked Shea Weber in the face after exchanging words with the defenseman. The two men went to cross-check each other, but Cooke’s stick elevated and caught Weber directly in the face. Ouch. Weber wasn’t too happy and instantly dropped the mitts. All Cooke could do was shy away from the barrage of punches. You really can’t...
Via Bloguin Best
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke cross-checks Shea Weber in the face

Old Matt Cooke appeared on Saturday night when he cross-checked Shea Weber in the face after exchanging words with the defenseman. The two men went to cross-check each other, but Cooke’s stick elevated and caught Weber directly in the face. Ouch. Weber wasn’t too happy and instantly dropped the mitts. All Cooke could do was shy away from the barrage of punches. You really can’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Weber's two goals lift Nashville over Dallas in overtime

Nashville, Tenn. -- In another close contest between both teams, the Nashville Predators (27-9-4) benefited from a two goal night by Shea Weber to down the Dallas Stars (18-15-7) 3-2 in overtime. SLAP SHOTS Producing the first goal often spells success for Nashville Nashville's been one of the league's best teams this season when allowing the first goal in a game, but it's been just...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Weber scores 17 seconds into OT as Predators down Stars

  Shea Weber scored his second goal of the game 17 seconds into overtime, and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday night. The Predators also tied Anaheim for the most points in the NHL while improving to 16-2-1 at home. Miikka Salomaki scored in his NHL debut. Roman Josi had two assists. Jason Spezza and Trevor Daley each scored for Dallas, which was 4-1...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators 3, Stars 2

Notes: Nashville came out strong in the first period, setting the pace and controlling the puck well. Shea Weber put the Preds up first with a huge slapshot from the blue line. Roman Josi picked up his 100th career point with an assist on the play. The second period was more back-and-forth with good chances for both teams. Down 2-1, the Stars put together a volley to close out...
Via The Predatorial
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Weber's short-handed goal lifts Predators to win over Blues

Nashville, Tenn. -- In another tightly contested game between two Central Division heavyweights, the Nashville Predators (24-9-3) defeated the St. Louis Blues (22-12-3) 3-2 after Shea Weber's short-handed goal broke a tie midway through the third. SLAP SHOTS End of back-to-back equals slow starts for both teams With both Nashville and St. Louis playing the night before, there should...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Weber's pair of goals help Predators score win over Blues

  Nashville's defense quickly transitioned to offense and netted the decisive goal. Shea Weber scored twice to lead the Predators to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Gabriel Bourque added a goal for Nashville, which has won two of three. Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, but the Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues fall to Predators 3-2 in Elliott's return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shea Weber scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Gabriel Bourque added a goal for Nashville, which has won two of three. Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, but the Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott. Elliott was activated from...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Weber's 2 goals lead Predators over Blues 3-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Shea Weber scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Gabriel Bourque added a goal for Nashville, which has won two of three. Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, but the Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott. Midway through the third...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobblehead night more than a coincidence

Before we begin, an apology for things being a tad quiet from the site.  Life’s just getting in the way these days, which isn’t an excuse, it’s just honesty. – CH As we approach another of the wildly popular bobblehead nights (ahem, told you Sean), the Predators decided to have a little fun with this one. Perhaps taking a dig at the #Flyers' unsuccessful bid to sign a...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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