Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/06/14 at 06:49 PM ET
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
- Nashville's David Poile said after the season Shea Weber will not be traded. Asked how much the organization discussed this internally, Poile said, "We don't... When we decided [to match the offer sheet], we made a 14-year commitment."
- There's another reason: "Shea Weber is someone other players want to play with," Poile said. It's clear he believes the Predators are better positioned to find the scoring forward they crave with Weber, not without him. "We have [Pekka] Rinne and Weber. If we can get a forward along those lines, we're there." Not an easy task, but I can understand the thinking.
- Pure speculation on my part, absolute guesswork: Paul Holmgren said this week one of the reasons Vincent Lecavalier struggled is because Peter Laviolette, who recruited him, left, and Lecavalier wasn't a fit in Craig Berube's system. Is there a trade fit now that Laviolette is in Nashville? Flyers would probably have to eat a good chunk of his salary, but Holmgren and Poile have a history of getting deals done.
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