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Annual Report Card: Shea Weber

Annual Report Card: Shea Weber

Jun 11, 2013

Last July, Predators fans waited with bated breath as the team decided if it would match Shea Weber’s offer sheet from Philadelphia. Ultimately, management decided the captain was worth paying $110 million over 14 years. Some fans felt betrayed that Weber would put the organization in that position to begin with, but most would agree that matching the offer was...

Annual Report Card: Roman Josi

The 2011-12 season for Roman Josi was very promising. While plenty of fans were expecting plenty more from Jonathon Blum and Ryan Ellis as their development progressed, Josi was a second round pick that had trouble staying healthy in his time in Milwaukee. He was brought up to take the spot of an underperforming Jon Blum, and paired with Kevin Klein… and...

Nashville Predators Season Preview: Defense

Continuing with our season previews, our hot button topic will be the Nashville defense or the “what will Nashville be like without Suter?” column. The quick turnaround for a training camp has David Poile very pleased with the Predators chances this year since there is hardly any turnover from last season, except for the departure of Ryan Suter...

Who Gets Suter’s Assistant Captaincy?

With the surprising selection of Gabriel Landeskog for the Colorado Avalanche captaincy, beating out such worthy opponents like Duchene and O’Reilly not to mention long time veterans Stastny and Hejduk, it got the screws a-turning at The Predatorial about who should or could get the “A” left by Ryan Suter. Having locked up the captain Shea...

Battle Royale: 8 Defenseman, 1 Press Box

 With the signing of Scott Hannan last Friday, the Predators have shored up what many thought could be a sizable hole left by the departure of Ryan Suter. Rest assured that Hannan is nowhere near capable of filling Suter’s All-Star caliber role, but Hannan does provide the stop-gap and a great stay-at-home defensive presence that can eat up 18-20 minutes...