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On the Forecheck Jul 25, 2016

An In-Depth Look At Nashville Predators' Defenseman Yannick Weber

Sure, Yannick Weber signed with Nashville over three weeks ago, but better late than never to take a look at one of the newest Preds who could serve a major role this upcoming season. There has not been too much discussion about Yannick Weber since he signed a one-year, $575,000 contract with the Nashville Predators on July 1. That whole Shea Weber for P.K. Subban swap may have overshadowed the signing just a bit, but the addition of Weber is an impactful move, so let's take a look at what the 27-year-old brings to the table. Weber spent his last three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and...
On the Forecheck Jul 24, 2016

PREDCAST Season 5 Episode 1: A New Start

Because your summer has gone long enough without a Predcast episode. In this episode: Our local beloved hockey team, AKA The Handsome Men's Team, AKA The Nashville Predators, got a lot more handsome, a lot more charming, and a lot faster this summer. We recapped the draft, the free agency signings, and that big trade regarding Shea Weber and P.K. Subban. We spent time on next year's roster, and the expansion draft. We spent some time reminiscing about ol’ Shea and the good times we had. We welcomed a new person to the table. The usual praise for Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis,...
Broad Street Hockey Jul 19, 2016

What if the Predators hadn't matched the Shea Weber offer sheet?

Four years ago today, the Flyers tried to acquire Weber. It would have been costly. Shea Weber has been in the news a lot this off-season, hasn't he? He's with the Montreal Canadiens now - but four years ago today, the Philadelphia Flyers ensured the Nashville Predators signed him to one of the more expensive deals in the NHL by sending him an offer sheet. Had the Predators chosen to let Weber go, he would have been a Flyer these past four seasons. The Flyers would have also had to send four first round picks to the Predators. For 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, the Flyers' first rounders would...
Canadiens’ Gallagher looking forward to playing with Weber and Shaw

Canadiens’ Gallagher looking forward to playing with Weber and Shaw

Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher sat down for a Q&A session with Dave Stubbs of NHL.com recently and was asked for his thoughts on new teammates Shea Weber and Andrew Shaw. “I’ve spoken with Shea, yes, but not Andrew yet,” said Gallagher, […]
Litter Box Cats Jul 18, 2016

Atlantic Division Offseason Report: Montreal Canadiens

Will the Price be right for the Habs in 2016-17? Offensive woes and an injured Carey Price were too much for the Montreal Canadiens to overcome this past season, as the hallowed franchise joined the rest of its Canadian brethen on the outside looking in when it came to the postseason. Montreal's biggest move this offseason was swapping uber-talented, Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban for Nashville's Shea Weber. Weber is a few years older and not as dynamic as Subban, but the former Predators captain might be a better fit in the Canadiens locker room. Alexander Radulov, who has...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jul 15, 2016

Les Canadiennes season review: Cathy Chartrand

Montreal’s captain really raised her defensive game this season They call Les Canadiennes captain Cathy Chartrand "P.K." after the former Canadiens defenceman for her booming shot from the point, but in reality, the person Subban was traded for - Shea Weber - is probably the better comparison. She is 5’10" and is taller than most players in the league and is a strong presence on the Montreal blue line. She had three goals and 12 assists this season, which is a low total for her, accentuated by the fact that she had no power play goals. She had a goal and four assists in three playoff...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jul 13, 2016

Wednesday Habs Headlines: Fans losing faith in the Canadiens' front office

Here are your daily links, including how poorly Canadiens fans rate their front office, Geoff Molson's thoughts on the Subban for Weber trade and Arizona Coyotes have agreed to terms with Shane Doan. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes The Canadiens front office ranked poorly among other NHL franchises when hockey fans were asked to rank their confidence in their respective teams. [The Hockey News] Canadiens owner Geoff Molson shared his thoughts on the blockbuster trade that nabbed his team former Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber in exchange for P.K. Subban. [Le Journal De...
On the Forecheck Jul 8, 2016

Friday's Dump & Chase: Countdown

I won't say the number, because it's distressingly high, but I'm sure I'm not alone in keeping a running clock in my head for the days remaining before opening night. And it's not even August. Around Hockey The Predators' surprise trade — Shea Weber for P.K. Subban — is the right move for a city finding its feet | Sports | Nashville SceneJR Lind with the trade post-mortem. Irwin Happy to Finally Appreciate Tim McGraw Goal Song - Nashville PredatorsIrwin has McGraw-related PTSD. Seth Jones was 'shocked' to see Shea Weber traded | NHL.comWe all were, Seth. Red Wings file for salary...

Shea Weber named an alternate captain of the Montreal Canadiens

At the end of the last season, a few players — including Max Pacioretty — publicly stated that the team was lacking a veteran leader. Today, it was announced that the Nashville Predators' former captain will be an official member of the leadership group. The Canadiens experienced a freefall in the later part of the 2015-16 season, unable to get things back on track with injuries to some key members throughout the year. When the players had a chance to speak about the disastrous campaign, a few pointed to not having a veteran in the room who could calm everyone down and help the team...

Welcome To Montreal : Shea Weber (Video Montage)

Welcoming Shea Weber to Montreal with a collection of highlights from his time in Nashville. The Canadiens made the biggest trade in the last couple decades when they acquired Nashville's captain, Shea Weber, in exchange for P.K. Subban. What did the Habs get in return for their Norris winning defenceman? Well, simply put, they got a hell of a player, and the video will give us plenty of examples why he's regarded as one of the better defencemen in the NHL. It's clear the Canadiens are revamping their entire roster, and Weber will be a major part of the reinvention. Along with Andrew Shaw...

An open letter to Shea Weber

Welcome to Montreal. It's going to be a bumpy ride. Dear Shea Weber, Let me start off by saying I’m sorry. I’m sorry that you will be unfairly compared to the player the Canadiens have just lost. I’m sorry that you’ll have to replace a charismatic young defenceman who stole the hearts of an entire city. I’m sorry that no matter what you do from here on out, it will be tinged with memories of Number 76. It wasn’t your fault that you were traded away from the only team you have known since you entered this league. It wasn’t your fault that the franchise that you carried on your...

A visualization of the Montreal Canadiens' salary cap situation after the opening day of free agency

The Canadiens started the day with a large amount of available funds, and made some smart and surprising moves with their cap space. click to enlarge After the controversial trade of P.K. Subban in exchange for Shea Weber on Wednesday, Marc Bergevin got back to business on the first day on the the 2016 free agency period. Weber's contract carries a cap hit of just under $8 million, and will do so for the next 10 years, paying Weber until the age of 40. It's a massive deal, even larger than the one Subban earned that caused so much consternation in the summer of 2014. A...
On the Forecheck Jul 1, 2016

Friday's Dump & Chase: Time to Go Shopping!

Yeah, we just got a brand new 70-inch TV, but will we get two? Probably not, but as long as GMDP can resist the urge to pick up that busted open-box VCR (ex. Matt Hendricks) I'll feel pretty good about things. Nashville Predators News Can Shea Weber's 'John Wayne type' style succeed in Montreal? - Yahoo Sports I'd love to just drop an "obviously" here, but it's going to be interesting to see how this plays out. Little more scrutiny in Montreal vs. Nashville, IMO. Analyzing the P.K. Subban for Shea Weber trade - Eyes On The Prize I think we have a consensus opinion from our friends up...
On the Forecheck Jun 30, 2016

Shea Weber makes us all cry one last time

Well, he did. A message from Shea Weber. #Preds pic.twitter.com/ZYhb3uaj84 — Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) June 30, 2016 Damn.
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 29, 2016

Subban speaks to media following trade from Montreal

P.K. Subban is a fan favourite and elite level defenceman in the NHL and Montreal's All-Star has been traded to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. There was a technical difficulty which first delayed and then locked out non-local media from a conference call, but highlights are now circulating from the Nashville press call with newest Predator P.K. Subban. There were instant reactions prior to and some quotes from the call: Subban: "They were a pretty good looking team w/ Shea Weber, but I think they've gotten better looking now." #Preds — 102.5 The Game (@1025TheGame) June 29,...

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