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  1. Shea Weber’s arbitrator compared him to Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook

    Aug 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    NHL Awards Portraits

    The arbitrator who gave Shea Weber a one-year, $7.5 million award based the decision on two Blackhawks defensemen: Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook. Read more about the interesting details – including two players whose comparable stats were rejected – in this post.

  2. Despite signing two-way contract with Senators, Lee Sweatt decides to retire

    Aug 12, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks

    Lee Sweatt started his NHL career by scoring a goal in his first game. One shift later, it all fell apart.

  3. Martin Erat looks forward to healthier 2011-12 season

    Aug 10, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Martin Erat, Alex Goligoski, Jamie Langenbrunner

    Reports indicate that Martin Erat is looking healthy after fighting back problems last season. That’s a big concern for Nashville, a team that needs every bit of offensive creativity they can get.

  4. Predators organization stuck with Brett Lebda after he clears waivers

    Aug 8, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

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    lebdagetty

    To the surprise of just about no one, Brett Lebda cleared waivers today.

  5. Next summer shaping up to be a nightmare for Predators

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Pekka Rinne

    As eventful as the offseason has been for the Nashville Predators and their fans, it’s nothing compared to the work they have ahead next summer.

  6. Luke Schenn isn’t too worried about getting a deal done with Toronto

    Aug 5, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Luke Schenn

    One guy not sweating being a restricted free agent this summer is Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn who knows that he’ll get a deal done before training camp.

  7. Luke Schenn, Maple Leafs resume contract negotiations

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v Philadelphia Flyers

    There isn’t a huge sense of urgency at the moment, but the Maple Leafs and restricted free agent defenseman Luke Schenn are back at the bargaining table.

  8. Arbitrator awards Nashville’s Shea Weber one year contract worth $7.5 million

    Aug 3, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Shea Weber

    Shea Weber’s arbitration decision is a monstrous one and one that should have the Predators worried about how far they may have pushed their captain.

  9. WeberWatch finally has some concrete figures as arbitrator weighs each side

    Aug 2, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    After months of negotiations, Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators were unable to avoid salary arbitration. Now we know why: Weber was looking for $8.5 million per season while the Predators were offering $4.75 million per season.

  10. Shea Weber, Predators actually make it to salary arbitration today

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Nashville Predators

    To the shock of many and the dismay of Predators fans, Shea Weber and his team couldn’t come to terms on a deal in time to avoid salary arbitration. Here’s a little rundown of the situation, which is still in discussion.

  11. Brent Burns signs five year extension with San Jose worth $28.8 million

    Aug 1, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

    Brent Burns

    When Brent Burns was traded to San Jose from Minnesota, he was due to become a free agent after next season. Instead, he’s cashing in big with a monster five-year extension with the Sharks.

  12. Predators, Shea Weber gear up for possible salary arbitration on Tuesday

    Jul 31, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Three

    With the 48-hour salary arbitration window now open, both the Predators and Shea Weber’s representatives were forced to share their briefings today. What kind of money might Weber be looking for and what might the Predators offer? We look at those possibilities and plenty of other factors surrounding the complicated negotiations.

  13. Devils avoid arbitration, sign Zach Parise to one-year deal; Long term deal awaits

    Jul 29, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise

    It’s not the long term they were hoping to get done, but the Devils and Zach Parise avoided arbitration and agreed on a one-year deal.

  14. Predators sign defenseman Tyler Sloan, prepare for possible arbitration with Weber

    Jul 28, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Nashville Predators signed former Washington defenseman Tyler Sloan to a one-year contract to add depth to their blueline as Francis Bouillon continues to fight concussion-like symptoms. Meanwhile, the Preds management is preparing for an arbitration hearing with Shea Weber on Tuesday.

  15. All’s quiet on the Shea Weber contract front

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Shea Weber’s contract situation continues to roll along quietly. A little too quiet perhaps.

  16. With negotiatons stalling, Luke Schenn’s agent says that new contract might be an ‘August issue’

    Jul 26, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

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    Luke Schenn; Jeff Carter

    There hasn’t been much progress in contract talks between the Maple Leafs and Luke Schenn, leading his agent to imply that it will take until August. That being said, he should remain in Toronto for at least the short-term future.

  17. Steven Stamkos more than happy to stay in Tampa Bay

    Jul 23, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    We knew all along that Steven Stamkos wasn’t going anywhere in free agency and, frankly, so did he.

  18. Race to the salary floor: Four teams still have cash to spend to compete

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

    Josh Bailey

    While some teams are looking to bring down their payroll, four teams still have some money left to spend to get to the salary floor.

  19. Predators defenseman Francois Bouillon suffers setback in concussion recovery

    Jul 21, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Francis Bouillon

    Francis Bouillon is one of a handful of players spending their summer recovering from a concussion. His progress, however, isn’t going so well.

  20. Waiting until the last minute: Arbitration hearings still pending

    Jul 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    The vast majority of arbitration eligible restricted free agents have already signed contracts with their current teams, but there are still a few teams and players negotiating as their arbitration hearings loom.

  21. Predators roundtable: Which one of Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne is most expendable?

    Jul 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    St. Louis Blues v Nashville Predators

    Amid discussion of the Predators’ struggles to sign Shea Weber, there are worries that the team won’t be able to keep its “big three” of Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne together. With that in mind, we asked our favorite Predators bloggers to name the most “expendable” player in that trio.

  22. Shea Weber, Predators currently locked in a ‘stalemate’ regarding a new contract

    Jul 20, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Both sides have been saying all the right things, until now: Shea Weber’s agent claims the sides have hit “a bit of a stalemate” in their contract discussions. This post covers the Predators’ big three headaches and why Weber’s deal is so complicated.

  23. Steven Stamkos got his contract, but there’s ‘nothing new’ regarding Drew Doughty’s negotations

    Jul 19, 2011, 11:16 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Were you expecting progress between the Kings and Drew Doughty now that Steven Stamkos’ deal is done? Reports indicate that there’s been “nothing new on the Doughty front.”

  24. Salary arbitration hearings begin Wednesday; Here’s what you need to know

    Jul 19, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise, Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne, Jerred Smithson

    With salary arbitration hearings scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 20, you might want a primer. This post provides the schedule for the 11 players left along with information about what can and cannot be discussed in the hearings.

  25. 2011 restricted free agency: Players who still need a new deal

    Jul 10, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Los Angeles Kings

    While the field of unrestricted free agents is marginal, there are still plenty of big restricted free agents left, including Steven Stamkos, Shea Weber, Drew Doughty and Zach Parise.

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