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Predators report to camp with new coach, new teammates

  The Nashville Predators made the biggest change in franchise history during the offseason. Now it's time for the Peter Laviolette coaching era to kick into high gear. The Predators reported Thursday for training camp with Laviolette in charge after being hired in May to replace the only coach Nashville ever had in Barry Trotz, now with Washington. They also have four new players...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

New coach, 4 teammates as Predators report to camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators made the biggest change in franchise history during the offseason. Now it's time for the Peter Laviolette coaching era to kick into high gear. The Predators reported Thursday for training camp with Laviolette in charge after being hired in May to replace the only coach Nashville ever had in Barry Trotz, now with Washington. They...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux says the NHL’s best franchise player is Claude Giroux

When Craig Custance of ESPN asked a group of NHL players to name the top-3 players they’d start a franchise with, it was easy to predict which names would appear at the top. Sidney Crosby led the way while other stars such as Jonathan Toews, Shea Weber, Tuukka Rask and Steven Stamkos rounding out the top-5. Claude Giroux broke the mold with an interesting answer and picked …...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux says the NHL’s best franchise player is Claude Giroux

When Craig Custance of ESPN asked a group of NHL players to name the top-3 players they’d start a franchise with, it was easy to predict which names would appear at the top. Sidney Crosby led the way while other stars such as Jonathan Toews, Shea Weber, Tuukka Rask and Steven Stamkos rounding out the top-5. Claude Giroux broke the mold with an interesting answer and picked …...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Erik Karlsson, Shea Weber Top Defensemen Rankings

It’s difficult to win the Stanley Cup without a rock-solid, defensive defenseman anchoring your blue line. The opposite is true in fantasy hockey — owners need a offensive-minded blueliner who will rack up points at even strength and the power play on a consistent basis. The best player available is Ottawa Senators star Erik Karlsson, who’s tallied 78 and 74 points in each...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Weber and Rinne present check to 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund

Yesterday, it truly was about the children. Amidst a bevy of doctors, media, and onlookers at the Butterfly Stage in Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Predators captain Shea Weber and netminder Pekka Rinne had a chance to spend some time with a handful of kids after a check presentation of $319,413.90 to the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund. “It’s great...
Via The Predatorial
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Season Looming For Shea Weber

September is now upon us, hockey fans. It’s been an off-season that seemed to drag on forever. However, finally, there will be hockey played soon. Surely this means that summer will be soon over but it is now time for coaches and players to start getting ready for the upcoming season. One player to keep an eye out for is Nashville Predator’s defenseman and captain Shea Weber...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators announce single-game ticket promotions for 2014-2015 season

Nashville’s already bringing back bobbleheads this season to please the masses that have been clamoring for their return for quite some time, so what else does the team have in store? Via a press release sent by the team just moments ago, plenty of things. From the Nashville Predators PR department: “Students, families, “hometown heroes” and everyone in between will be...
Via The Predatorial
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL.com Ranks Bruins’ Zdeno Chara As League’s Third-Best Defenseman

Four writers at NHL.com recently ranked the top 14 players at different positions, and as you would expect from the reigning Presidents’ Trophy winners, the Boston Bruins had a few players on these lists. B’s captain Zdeno Chara was ranked No. 3 among all defensemen behind Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber at No. 2 and Los Angeles Kings superstar Drew Doughty in the top...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Shea Weber’s Slap Shot Is Literally Destroying Boards Now

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber has one of the hardest slap shots in the entire NHL. We’ve seen his heavy slapper do a whole lot of damage before – whether it be on the scoreboard, on some twine, or on the body of any poor soul that finds themselves in the way of one – but his latest act of destruction might be the most impressive. Weber, who has previously hit 106...
Via Next Impulse Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Defenseman Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Slap Shot

I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff in the hockey world, but this might be the most ridiculous/scary. Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber is known for having a rocket of a slap shot, though not as fast as Zdeno Chara’s, and these photos from his teammate Seth Jones show just how hard it is. Weber […] The post Predators Defenseman Shea Weber Puts Hole In Boards With Slap Shot...
Via Diehardsport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Would it make sense for Nashville to trade Weber?

Shea Weber is the face of the Predators’ franchise, the team captain, and one of the best defensemen in the league. So why would they trade him? If you asked Predators GM David Poile, his response would be rather simple: We wouldn’t. “We’re keeping him, we’re building our franchise around him,” Poile said in June. He added, “Why wouldn’t we build our team around...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 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

Predators take a chance on Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy

The Nashville Predators signed Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts Tuesday. Ribeiro will make $1.05 million and Roy signed for $1 million. “Mike is a talented veteran center who has produced offensively everywhere he has played,” general manager David Poile said. “We have done our due diligence and believe Mike has a lot to offer to our team, improves us at our...
Via Sports-Glory
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators forward Mike Fisher to miss 4-6 months

The Nashville Predators announced Monday that they will be without forward Mike Fisher for the next 4-6 months due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. “Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session and underwent successful surgery on Thursday, July 3,” general manager David Poile said in a statement. “We expect...
Via Sports-Glory
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Free agency deals of the Salary Cap era

  #143083386 / gettyimages.com Happy Free Agency Day, and to Flyerdelphia's loyal Canadian readers, Happy Canada Day! Flyers Five returns, after a too-long absence. This week looks at the best Flyer moves in free agency, following the 2004-05 lockout and the subsequent era of the salary cap. Honorable Mentions: Ryan Kesler (2006) and Shea Weber (2012): The Flyers made...
Via Flyerdelphia
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft: Top 10 Players Available After First Round

The glitz and glamour of the first round is over, but there are still many quality players available for teams to select in the 2014 NHL draft. The second round has provided many teams with franchise players, including 2014 Selke Trophy winner Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins, 2003) and Norris Trophy finalist Shea Weber (Nashville Predators, 2003) One club to watch on Day 2 is the...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shea Weber Snubbed at the NHL Awards: The Blame Game

Shea Weber got snubbed of the Norris Trophy. Again (Getty Images). On Tuesday, Duncan Keith took home the Norris Memorial Trophy as the best defenseman in the NHL, beating out Zdeno Chara and the Predators’ Shea Weber. If you thought it would be a different result, you were lying to yourself. Duncan Keith was the clear cut winner based on a number of factors. But, the shocking...
Via Fang Faction
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Weber denied Norris once again

For the third time in his career, Shea Weber was nominated for the Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman and for the third time in his career he did not win the award. What does he have to do to win?
Via Smashville 24/7
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Weber thwarted again; loses Norris bid to Duncan Keith

Guess missing the playoffs did matter as much as everyone thought. The Nashville Predators were hoping to bring home some hardware tonight when Chris Pronger announced the winner of the Norris Trophy on the stage of The Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight. Instead, Duncan Keith was named the winner and Shea Weber finished as the runner-up for the third time in four years. The...
Via Section 303
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Shea Weber could win Norris Trophy tonight

The Nashville Predators will find out whether or not their captain, Shea Weber, wins the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman tonight in Las Vegas. This is Weber’s third Norris nomination. He was the runner-up to Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom in 2011 and then to Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson in 2012. It could be argued that Weber should have won the award each of those...
Via Section 303
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators say they won't trade captain Shea Weber

There are 30 NHL general managers who consider rock ’em, sock ’em blueliner Shea Weber to be the foundation of an NHL franchise. Unfortunately for the other 29, one of them is the Nashville Predators’ David Poile. And with trade rumours around the league accruing momentum with the NHL draft and July 1 free agency both arriving in the next three weeks — many of which are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators GM Reiterates Shea Weber Not On NHL Trade Market

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...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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