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Weber remains ‘committed’ to Predators

Apr 30, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT

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Nashville Predators’ defenseman and captain Shea Weber, locked into that 14-year, $110 million contract, remains committed to that hockey team, even after a disappointing 2013 season.

Don’t believe him, well just check this out.

The Predators finished at the bottom of the league in scoring, and were 14th in the Western Conference when the regular season came to an end over the weekend.

“For sure, definitely,” Weber told The Tennessean after the conclusion of the regular season. “I’m committed to everything here — committed to the team and coaching staff and my teammates, and committed to being better for them and getting back to the postseason.”

“We’ve talked, and I think we know what we need to do.

“Obviously there’s a lot of things involved with timing, getting the right guys and doing the right things. But I think (general manager David Poile has) been around long enough that he knows what to do … He knows how to build a team and I think he’s going to do what he needs to do.”

Maybe Nashville’s struggles this year could lead to better things in the future.

The Predators will have the fourth overall selection in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.

Could there be a trade for that pick in the works? Probably too early to speculate, but the phone has started to ring.

  1. Stiller43 - Apr 30, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    For 110 million dollars, he better be committed!! I’d chop both my hands off for 110 million dollars. All he has to do is play a game he loves!

    • nobandwagoners - Apr 30, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      Well, honestly, I don’t think I’d cut off BOTH of my hands even for $110m. Maybe one but not both.

  2. jimw81 - Apr 30, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Poile: “I’ve already had a call today from a general manager asking me what it would take to get to our fourth pick” – that was homer asking about weber.

    • waynetrainscomingchooochoooooo - May 1, 2013 at 1:37 AM

      This made me laugh my ass off…

      When I found out Weber signed that offer sheet, I ran back to my room, tossed on my Flyers jersey and skated around Atlanta shouting about our imminent Stanley Cup….

      Now I live a musty armpit of an existence.

      Flyers win cup in 2015… CHOOOOOO CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  3. President Charles Logan - May 1, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    flyer fans still bitter they lost out on weber lol … but even he himself wouldnt have saved that horrid defense they had this past season

  4. ndrick731 - May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Well maybe if they used a little common sense and worked a trade with the Flyers Or accept the four first-round draft choices they might be in a position to actually sign and pay some players. I guess their hope was that the new CBA was going to get them some more free money from all the profitable teams.

  5. hines86for6 - May 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    butt hurt Flyer fans needs to realize that if you want Weber that bad, you better be willing to give up Giroux. Anyone less, and the Preds would be giving up too much.

    prospects and picks won’t cut it for the best young Defensemen in the game. The fact that Filthy is a bigger market doesn’t serve as a sort of tiebreaker.

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