Shea Weber RUMORS & NEWS

  • Shea Weber's wrist shot as nasty as his slapshot

    Tennessean "Defenseman Shea Weber’s 106 mph slapshot has broken bones and ripped through nets. But Weber’s wicked wrist shot is quite a weapon as well, as evidenced by the goal he scored Tuesday in the Predators’ 4-1 win over Buffalo. Taking a nice drop pass from Colin Wilson at the top of the faceoff..." March 12

  • What would Shea Weber cost the Edmonton Oilers?

    Edmonton Journal "After watching Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and Duncan Keith control the play on the Canadian back-end at the Olympics, it’s obvious stud defencemen are worth their weight in gold. All three of those guys can play close to 30 minutes an NHL night, which means you are awfully safe for half the game,..." February 25

  • Who could Flyers trade for Weber?

    CSN Philly "Pretend for a minute it’s June. You’re at this summer’s NHL draft, which happens to be in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center. Having failed to win a Stanley Cup once again, Nashville has finally thrown in the towel and admitted it should never have matched the Flyers’ outrageous 14-year,..." February 17

  • Predators' Weber entering Olympics at top of game

    NHL.com "There are those professional athletes who seek to turn the spotlight on themselves and there are those who find the spotlight painful and seek to deflect attention to their teammates. Put Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber firmly in the second category. With the 2014 Sochi Olympics..." February 06

  • Predators brace for possibility of injured Shea Weber's absence

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman Shea Weber didn't skate with the team at practice on Thursday after suffering an upper-body injury in a 4-3 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday. The captain is listed as day-to-day entering Friday's game against New Jersey at Bridgestone Arena. “In terms of moving someone in..." January 31

  • Predators list Weber day-to-day with upper-body injury

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman and captain Shea Weber didn't skate with the team at practice on Thursday after suffering an upper-body injury in a 4-3 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday. He is listed as day-to-day entering Friday's home game against New Jersey. “In terms of moving someone in there, it's a..." January 30

  • Predators' Shea Weber returns from eye injury

    Tennessean "Predators captain Shea Weber returned to the practice ice Friday after missing a week with lingering effects from taking a puck to the eye. The 28-year-old defenseman also made the trip to Washington with teammates on Friday afternoon and could return to action against the Capitals Saturday..." December 07

  • Shea Weber to resume practicing (with a visor) today

    Fansided "Last time we saw Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators he was quickly skating off the ice on November 28 after getting hit in the eye by a deflected puck. He’ll resume practicing for the Predators this morning, and he’ll reportedly be wearing a visor to protect his eyes. Regardless of Weber’s..." December 06

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    Weber (eye) is out for tomorrow against Vancouver. Klein (foot) is out a minimum of two weeks. Will be evaluated again in two weeks...

  • Predators D Shea Weber listed as day-to-day after being hit by puck

    TheScore.com "Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber left Thursday night's game between the Predators and the Edmonton Oilers after a frightening incident where he was struck in the face by a puck. The Predators didn't provide an update on Weber's status after the game. While details are scant about the..." November 29

  • Predators' Shea Weber keeps focus on team

    Tennessean "Shea Weber looks and acts the same as always. The Predators captain has that everlasting effervescent smile while he’s on the ice. Off the ice when asked about himself or his game he immediately shifts the discussion to team-oriented goals. As training camp opened on Wednesday Weber was..." September 12

  • Predators ponder pairing Seth Jones with Shea Weber

    Tennessean "Rookie defenseman Seth Jones paired with Shea Weber — it indeed seems like a possibility at some point this season for the Predators. The 6-foot-4 Jones Nashville’s first-round draft pick this year has played the right side throughout his career and the veteran Weber is also a right..." September 08

  • Predators' defensive pairing finds success with similar styles

    Tennessean "Most NHL defensive pairs involve one partner complementing the other. For many years with the Predators, it was Shea Weber’s power and brute strength that meshed well with Ryan Suter’s heady, skating-oriented play. This season, it’s a similar dynamic with Weber and Roman Josi. With the..." March 27

  • Weber's slapshot finally finds net

    Tennessean "Shea Weber’s 100th career goal — his first of the season — seemed so un-Weber-like. From the Ducks’ blue line, the Predators’ captain, who is known for his 100 mph slapshots, flicked a high, harmless-looking wrist shot on the Anaheim net. It bounced off Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa and past..." February 17

  • Should Shea Weber have fought Jared Boll?

    Arizona Republic "Predators defenseman Shea Weber believed he had sound reasoning for fighting Jared Boll in the second period of Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. "Craig Smith got hammered pretty good," Weber said with a shrug. Still, the play, in which Weber came to Smith's defense..." January 20

  • The Predators are now free to trade Shea Weber to the Flyers (in a year)

    Broad Street Hockey "Remember that time the Flyers tried to give Shea Weber $110 million? The Nashville Predators may have foiled that plan by matching Paul Holmgren's seriously ballsy offer sheet, but there's still a pretty large contingent of Flyers fans holding out hope that Weber will someday pull on an orange..." September 05

  • Shea Weber contract finalized, does not contain No-Trade Clause

    On The Forecheck "File this one under "why the heck did this take so long?" Josh Cooper of the Tennessean reports this afternoon that Shea Weber's 14-year, $110 million contract has finally been signed, sealed & delivered, per his agent Jarrett Bousquet. Recall that since the Preds agreed to match..." September 05

  • Tension between Preds, Weber 'just business'

    Fox Sports Tennessee "The message from both Nashville Predators management and from captain Shea Weber himself struck the same theme and seemed sincere: All is well that ends well. Never mind the acrimony that emanated from Weber's camp from the time he signed a 14-year, $110-million offer sheet with the..." July 26

  • Fans hold Nashville Predators' future in wallets after huge Shea Weber deal

    Tennessean "At the Nashville Predators' souvenir shop inside Bridge-stone Arena, anything with Shea Weber's No. 6 on it — T-shirts, jerseys, caps, you name it — was a brisk seller Wednesday. It might have been because the store was offering a $6 discount. But the more likely reason was fans, including..." July 26

  • Shea Weber gives Nashville Predators some risk

    Tennessean "The Predators made a bold but necessary move by matching the massive offer sheet for Shea Weber, NHL analysts said Tuesday. Taking on a 14-year, $110 million commitment was no small task for a small-market franchise. But the All-Star defenseman is a cornerstone of a team that went to the..." July 25

  • Shea Weber to stay in Red Wings' division for a while

    Detroit Free Press "Shea Weber will be around in Nashville to shatter the helmets of Detroit Red Wings players for many seasons to come. Doing what many in hockey figured they would and the Wings were hoping they wouldn't, the Predators announced this afternoon they'd match the 14-year, $110 million offer sheet..." July 25

  • Shea Weber decision won't hurt David Poile's stellar reputation

    Tennessean "Hockey analysts don't expect Predators general manager David Poile's solid reputation around the NHL to change whether he keeps All-Star defenseman Shea Weber or not. Poile has been a general manager for 30 years — including all 14 years of the Predators' existence — and is known for slow,..." July 21

  • Losing Weber would increase doubt of a fan

    Tennessean "It sure does seem like a lot of money now. Midway through this past season my wife and I splurged on Predators season tickets — on the ice just to the side of our shoot-once goal. We were pumped to watch some great players from some great seats. Looks like I will get to find out what kind of..." July 20

  • Expect Nashville Predators to keep Shea Weber

    Tennessean "Hockey writers and analysts said Thursday they expect the Nashville Predators to match the Philadelphia Flyers' offer sheet to captain Shea Weber. Nashville has until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to match the offer, which according to a source, is $110 million over 14 years. "If they don't match it,..." July 20

  • Red Wings pursued Shea Weber, but never got chance to make offer

    Detroit Free Press "The Red Wings pursued luring Shea Weber to Detroit, but were never presented the chance to even consider doing what Philadelphia did today. The Flyers signed Weber, one of the NHL's best defensemen, to a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet. Weber, runner-up for the Norris Trophy the past two..." July 20

  • Rangers miss on Weber

    New York Post "Rangers' general manager Glen Sather was engaged in an extended dialog with both Shea Weber and Nashville GM David Poile aimed at bringing the franchise defenseman to Broadway before the Group II free agent signed a dramatically front-loaded offer sheet with the Flyers late Wednesday night. The..." July 20

  • Dreger: Predators Face Financial Gamble With Weber Deal

    TSN.ca "By virtue of signing a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers, restricted free agent Shea Weber has made it clear he wants out of Nashville. The Predators have until next Wednesday to match the monstrous deal or accept four first-round draft picks and begin trying to..." July 20

  • Weber's Agent: Market Changed After Suter Contract

    TSN.ca "The Philadelphia Flyers' 14-year, $110 million offer sheet to restricted free agent defenceman Shea Weber early Thursday morning caught the hockey world by surprise. However, for Weber and his representatives, the possibility of life away from Nashville opened up on July 4. "The marketplace..." July 20

  • History of recent offer sheets presents varied results

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers are willing to make a major commitment with the offer sheet to which they signed Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber on Thursday. History has shown, however, that their daring might not pay off. The Flyers announced Thursday they signed Weber to a contract. TSN..." July 19

  • Poile, Preds have huge decision looming on Weber

    NHL.com "The Nashville Predators have only two choices -- match the offer sheet captain Shea Weber signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, or accept the compensation. They've got seven days to come up with a decision -- and a lot to consider before they do. The offer sheet Weber, a restricted free..." July 19

  • Wild deals for Parise, Suter could drive Shea Weber to Canucks

    Vancouver Province "There was nothing wrong with the collective knee-jerk response locally to news that both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter had signed in Minnesota. All of the people who pointed out, again and again, that the chase for those Northwest Division championship hats just got more difficult for the Canucks..." July 05

  • The Nashville Predators want build around Shea Weber, but might need to trade him

    Edmonton Journal "The Nashville Predators may be "disappointed and a little surprised" at Ryan Suter's decision to jump ship for the Minnesota Wild, but there's no time to worry about that now. Instead, the focus shifts instantly to the team's other top defenseman, captain Shea Weber. General manager David Poile..." July 05

  • If Ryan Suter leaves, will Shea Weber push for a trade?

    Edmonton Journal "This just in, some interesting speculation on Shea Weber, courtesy of Bob Stauffer of Oilers Now, who works as an announcer for the team and breaks all kinds of Oilers news: "If Preds GM David Poile loses (unrestricted free agent, Ryan) Suter for nothing, there is NO way he can lose Weber for..." July 04

  • Weber speaks his mind

    Tennessean "By the end of the playoffs, you could tell Shea Weber was tired. The dogged questions surrounding his head-slamming maneuver on Henrik Zetterberg in Game 1 of the first round of the postseason were just the beginning. By the end, losing to the Phoenix Coyotes, and the uncertainty around his..." June 20

  • Shea Weber is finalist for Norris Trophy

    Tennessean "Predators captain Shea Weber was named one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy on Thursday. Weber was also a finalist last season for the trophy — given to the NHL's top defenseman — but finished second to Detroit veteran Nicklas Lidstrom. The other finalists this year are Zdeno Chara..." April 27

  • Nashville Predators' Shea Weber lends voice to You Can Play project

    Tennessean "As team captain for the Nashville Predators, Shea Weber has many responsibilities — some spoken, some not. The veteran defenseman leads on the ice with hard work and steady play. He sets the tone in the locker room through playful banter. And when he lends his voice to a cause, it carries more..." April 26

  • Nashville Predators' Shea Weber finalist for Norris Trophy

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman Shea Weber is a finalist for the Norris Trophy, which is awarded annually to the NHL's top defenseman. Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators are the other finalists. The Professional Hockey Writers Association selects the winner, which..." April 26

  • Nashville Predators' Shea Weber beats boos with quick goal

    Tennessean "Every time Shea Weber touched the puck on Sunday, most of the 20,066 spectators at Joe Louis Arena broke into a chorus of boos. Still miffed by the non-suspension for Weber's head-slamming move on Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg in Game 1, the fans voiced their displeasure with the..." April 16

  • Nashville Predators' Shea Weber delivers big hit

    Tennessean "As the final seconds wound down, Nashville players were desperately trying to keep the puck out of their own net and Detroit was desperately trying to score. So it was no surprise to see tempers flare just after Nashville's 3-2 victory in Game 1, with Predators defenseman Shea Weber and Red..." April 12

  • Red Wings don't talk about Shea Weber's hit on Henrik Zetterberg

    Detroit Free Press "Henrik Zetterberg didn't want to talk. Neither did Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. After Wednesday's Game 1 -- won, 3-2, at Bridgestone Arena by the Nashville Predators -- Zetterberg checked Nashville defenseman Shea Weber, who responded by grabbing Zetterberg and slamming his head face-first..." April 12

  • Injury to Shea Weber served as rallying point for Nashville Predators

    Tennessean "It's a scenario that often derails a season. A star player suffers an injury, misses some games, and losses mount. Only that didn't happen to the Predators after Dec. 23, the day defenseman Shea Weber suffered a concussion against the Dallas Stars, who play host to Nashville today. In the..." February 19

  • Nashville Predators' Shea Weber rips play before rally

    Tennessean "Sometimes, Predators defenseman Shea Weber sounds like a coach. The even-keeled captain always finds a spot where his team can improve. That's why he decided to dwell on the 2½ periods the Predators didn't play well, rather than their comeback in the final 10 minutes to beat the Wild 5-4 on..." February 02

  • Shea Weber, Ryan Suter bond started at Nashville Predators' first NHL draft

    Tennessean "During interviews about Predators defensemen Shea Weber or Ryan Suter, the word "complement" seems to find its way into most sentences. "We thought they would be a very good complement to one another," Coach Barry Trotz said. "Our games complement each other," Weber said. "I think we..." January 29

  • Shea Weber, Ryan Suter split up for NHL All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara split up the Nashville Predators' All-Star defensive pairing of Shea Weber and Ryan Suter on Thursday. In the draft of players to determine the rosters for Sunday's NHL All-Star Game, Alfredsson selected Weber, a two-time All-Star, with the eighth pick. Chara..." January 27

  • Weber, Suter taken with back-to-back picks, broken up for All-Star Game

    Nashville City Paper "Ryan Suter and Shea Weber will not get to play together as All-Stars. The two pieces of the Nashville Predators' top defense pair were taken with consecutive picks Thursday in the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft, which meant they went to different sides for Sunday's NHL All-Star game. Weber was..." January 27

  • Weber, Suter both get All-Star game invitations from the NHL

    Nashville City Paper "Shea Weber and Ryan Suter have been regarded as one of the NHL's top defensive pairs for the last several seasons. Finally, both have earned recognition for their individual ability. Weber and Suter were among 36 players selected by the league to participate in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, which..." January 13

  • Weber's absence felt most as power play falls flat

    Tennessean "The Predators know and understand that their power play can score at a prolific level. That is why it has been such a frustrating weapon-gone-dormant in Nashville's last five games. During that stretch, the Predators are 0-for-16 with the man-advantage. At one point this season, Nashville..." January 07

  • Weber scores two late goals as Predators dump Detroit

    Nashville City Paper "Shea Weber scored twice in 2:48 in the closing minutes as the Nashville Predators ran their season-high win streak to four games with a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday. Weber tied it 3-3 on a power play goal with 4:24 remaining and put Nashville ahead for the..." December 16

  • Weber, Suter shut down league's leading scorer

    Tennessean "For the second straight game, defensemen Shea Weber and Ryan Suter were marked with the task of going against one of the NHL's premier scorers. And just as they did one game ago with Alex Ovechkin of Washington, Suter and Weber held forward Phil Kessel pointless. Kessel came into the game..." November 18

  • Predators' Weber helps out former teammate

    Tennessean "Shea Weber and Cody Franson grew up on the same street and today they will be on the same ice again. While Weber hopes to lead the Predators to their third consecutive victory when Nashville plays Toronto at Bridgestone Arena, former Predator Franson is looking for more playing time with the..." November 17