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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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Primis's avatar

Poile’s statement is full of crap.

This was never about whether NAS wanted to keep Weber, or other players wanting to play with Weber… it’s about if Weber wanted to stay in NAS.  And that’s ALWAYS what it will be about.

13. If Ed (Olczyk) does leave the NBC booth, would it be to replace Brendan Shanahan as NHL discipline czar?

Every Detroit Red Wing would instantly be suspended indefinitely.

27. However, according to several sources, there is a movement to create some kind of draft-pick compensation. And it appears support is growing. Don’t be surprised if it’s on the agenda for the GM meetings at the Stanley Cup final.

This would be interesting.  It would reward organizations for developing staff.

Posted by Primis on 05/06/14 at 10:33 PM ET

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