Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 06/11/14 at 08:28 PM ET
Because I'm a Wings blogger who constantly gets questions about Shea Weber, and I'm sure other fan bases are doing the same presently due to Weber's "gigantic, gigantic, gigantic, a big big love's" worth of d*** Flyers-engineered contract strain.
As such, I want you to read what Nashville Predators GM David Poile had to say to the Canadian Press's Stephen Whyno after the GM's meetings today:
One defenceman is absolutely not going anywhere, and that's Nashville's Shea Weber, who has 12 years left on a US$110-million contract.
"We're keeping him, we're building our franchise around him," Predators GM David Poile said. "I think we've got one of the best young defences in the league. I think he's got an excellent chance of winning the Norris Trophy in 11 or 12 days from now. Why wouldn't we build our team around him? That's exactly what we're doing.
"We just need one or two forwards and when we get that, you'll be saying, 'Imagine that someone ever thought they would trade Shea Weber?' No, we are not trading Shea Weber.''
Whyno continues, discussing Jason Spezza's trade demands and Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon's plans for the #1 overall draft pick.
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