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
12 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Free agency deals of the Salary Cap era

  #143083386 / 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators select Justin Kirkland with the 62nd overall pick

Originally slated to draft 72nd, the Predators continued to make some moves in the second day of the draft. Moving up ten spaces and trading away their first fourth round pick to the San Jose Sharks for the 62nd pick in the draft. Selecting Justin Kirkland from the Kelowna Rockets, Nashville builds through a familiar location in the Western Hockey League. “It’s all a dream come...
Via The Predatorial
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking At The Pittsburgh/Nashville Trade

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Neal can score but people say he isn’t a life of the party kind of guy. The feeling in some quarters is he thinks he’s better than he is, too, also he’s been suspended for some foolish stuff. Everybody gets traded in this game but Neal–a scorer in a league where teams crave scorers– has been dealt twice and he’s only 26...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 28, 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...
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft: Panthers’ Top Pick Aaron Ekblad Ready To Play In NHL Right Away

The Florida Panthers addressed their most glaring weakness with the No. 1 pick in Friday night’s 2014 NHL draft in Philadelphia. They selected Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad to join a blue line that lacks a young defenseman capable of developing into a franchise cornerstone. The 18-year-old from Belle River, Ontario is the first blueliner selected with the top pick since...
June 27, 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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chara, Keith, Weber voted Norris finalists

Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks and Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators are the three finalists for the 2013-14 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shea Weber nominated for Norris Trophy

One of the best goaltenders in the world, Pekka Rinne, missed over four months due to an E. coli infection in his surgically repaired hip, they missed the playoffs for the second straight year and they parted ways with the only head coach the franchise has ever known. In short, this is not a season the Nashville Predators will rave about. Today, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Weber talks about Trotz, future

Shea Weber speaks at his end-of-season press conference...
Via Smashville 24/7
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators rally past Blackhawks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Blackhawks certainly draw plenty of their own fans with them when playing in Nashville. Simply playing the defending Stanley Cup champs definitely brings out the best in the Predators this season. Patric Hornqvist scored the go-ahead goal with 58.2 seconds left and Shea Weber added an empty-netter as the Nashville Predators rallied with five goals...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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