Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/27/08 at 11:41 AM ET
from John Glennon of the Tennessean,
After an injury-marred season in 2007-08 slowed his progress and raised questions about his potential, the big blueliner is delivering like never before.
(Shea) Weber’s combination of powerful slap shots and punishing hits mean he is likely to become the first Predators draft pick to earn a spot in the NHL All-Star game.
And if Weber keeps up the pace he set in the first quarter of the season, he’ll be a serious candidate for the Norris Trophy, given to the league’s best defenseman.
“Right now he’s the total package,’’ said Versus broadcaster John Forslund, who saw Weber in person the past two games.
“His whole game seems to be in place right now, and he seems to be the kind of guy you want to build around for years to come. This kid could really be a monster player — a really physical guy that can also play offensively.’‘
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