Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Shea Weber trade talk
By Victoria Matiash
The 2013 NHL trade deadline is barely in the books and we're already looking ahead to summer transactions. Specifically, would the Nashville Predators be interested in trading defenseman Shea Weber -- when allowed -- in exchange for additional scoring? In speaking with CBC.ca's Elliotte Friedman, Predators GM David Poile suggested that's not likely to happen.
"... I talked to general manager David Poile about Nashville's need to build offence. The Predators have the lowest "one-goal game" winning percentage in the NHL and are the victim of eight shutouts, also 30th. I asked Poile if he'd consider trading Shea Weber once the post-offer sheet moratorium ends in July: "We have a franchise goaltender and the best defenceman in the NHL ... We are building our team around them."