SHEA WEBER NEWS

The Summer of Gold

It’s a completely different day and age for hockey in Nashville. Some may argue changing the logo and jersey was the Summer of Gold, but to me this offseason takes that title. This Summer of Gold has seen a long overdue change at Head Coach, the Predators making the rare Draft Day big trade, more recently a day of signing centers, the TV and Radio broadcast teams mixed up (more...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Cherry accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge wearing fantastic suit

Don Cherry is one of the most famous and respected voices in hockey, and he also boasts a fine collection of unique suits that he wears during his "Coach's Corner" segment on "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcasts. The former Boston Bruins head coach accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS on Thursday, and he did it wearing an awesome floral suit...
Via Fox Sports
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
17 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Missing Piece: Is That Top Forward Out There?

Shea Weber trade talk always creates buzz. But this time, it may actually make sense. (Getty Images) Last week, Cellblock 303‘s Jeremy Gover posted an article about the Predators’ search for that elusive top-level forward that they have been lacking. The article had Twitter and Facebook abuzz (anything with “Shea Weber” and “trade” in the title will naturally create...
Via Fang Faction
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Preds trade Shea Weber next summer?

What’s the one thing the Nashville Predators have always needed? A dynamic scoring forward. And how have Stanley Cup winning teams like the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins found theirs? At the top of the NHL Draft. “Sometimes you have to be really bad in order to get them,” Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton said. “We don’t want to do that.” Speaking...
Via Section 303
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Thoughts On A Hockey Night

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, - Nashville's David Poile said after the season Shea Weber will not be traded. Asked how much the organization discussed this internally, Poile said, "We don't... When we decided [to match the offer sheet], we made a 14-year commitment." - There's another reason: "Shea Weber is someone other players want to play with...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators name Peter Laviolette head coach

The Nashville Predators announced Tuesday that the club has hired 2006 Stanley Cup-winning coach Peter Laviolette as the second head coach in team history and signed him to a multi-year contract. “Having reached the peak as a Stanley Cup Champion, Peter knows the intensity and urgency it will take to help our team reach its ultimate goal,” Poile said. “He is a great hockey...
Via Sports-Glory
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Trading Shea Weber, examined in depth

Here in Metro Detroit, Fox Sports Detroit color commentator Mickey Redmond dropped something of a bombshell in suggesting that the Wings should pursue Shea Weber, but the Nashville Predators' captain would all but cost the moon, the stars, the sun, an arm, a leg and all the horses in the barn--and the barn--to acquire. With the Predators in something of a rebuild after having...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 29, 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...
Via Section 303
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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