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A Battle May Be In The Future Between The NHL And NHLPA Regarding Shea Weber

from TSN,

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that it's leaning towards unlikely that Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will play again, and his contract status could end in a dispute between the NHL and NHL Players’ Association.

Dreger notes that the league has not yet commented on Weber's status, but if its stance does not soften, Weber's case "will likely end in dispute with the PA."

Weber is one of the last active players in the league playing on a deal that would include a cap recapture penalty from the front-loaded 14-year, $110 million contract he signed with the Nashville Predators in 2012. He is due just $12 million in actual salary over the next five seasons.

If Weber were to retire, as opposed to landing on long-term injured reserve, the Predators would face a cap charge in each of the next five seasons, starting with a $4.9 million charge in the upcoming season and building to a charge of $24.57 million in 2025-26, the final year of Weber's deal.


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TreKronor's avatar

What a mess, and a sucky situation for Nashville.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/15/21 at 02:32 PM ET


I cannot imagine how Nashville would deal with a $24.57M cap penalty in 25-26. Wouldn’t a team have to plan years ahead for that?

Posted by evileye on 07/15/21 at 03:58 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Looks like Nashville better cough up a first for Weber so they can put him on LTIR for the rest of his career if needed. If that will even work.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/15/21 at 07:17 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

The Flyers should take the hit more than Nashville. It was a douchebag move in the first place. I get they were trying to hit the ball out of the park with the offer but that was an insane contract then and now.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/15/21 at 09:47 PM ET

Lucce's avatar

I believe this is a scam. Not a well thought scam but a scam. Montreal can protect other players and Weber is having a healing session i may and will join the Canadians in the playoffs. They circumvent the caphit and they do a TBL….

Posted by Lucce from Kingdom of Zweden on 07/16/21 at 12:51 AM ET


I think they are leveraging it to protect an extra player in the expansion draft but I don’t think it’s a scam, I think he’s done.

Posted by dwgs on 07/16/21 at 07:06 AM ET

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