Weber Named Nashville Captain

It wasn’t an announcement that came with the egotistical fanfare of the LeBron James revelation, but the Nashville Predators have named defenceman Shea Weber as team captain.

Weber will be the fifth captain in the team’s history. He’s also the first captain to be drafted by the Predators, so he’s a nice fit for the team and should serve for quite a while in that position.

Many remember Weber from his performance for Team Canada at the Olympics in Vancouver. He famously wired the puck through the net and helped the squad to its gold medal. Weber was also named to the Olympic All-Star Team.

Weber is just 24, so there’s a lot of time ahead of him to develop into an even better player and leader.

The Predators are one of those teams in the National Hockey League that could surprise a few people in the upcoming season. With Weber as a leader, they are proving that their are committed to the youth movement in Nashville. The recent pickups of Matthew Lombardi and Sergei Kostitsyn could also help matters.

Only Mike Green is considered a more offensively-minded defenceman than Weber. His 62 goals is the second most by a blueliner since the start of the 2006-2007 NHL season. Green has 70, so Weber is not too far off the pace.

Posted by Jordan Richardson.

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One thought on “Weber Named Nashville Captain

  1. Besides Duncan Keith, Chris Pronger, & possibly Zdeno Chara
    There is no better D-Man than Weber, he could even win that elusive Norris trophy as he that good!
    That says a lot considering the amount of quality D-man that play in the NHL
    Lidstrom is still a premier player but for a hockey player he a is a little long in the tooth
    As for Weber being the champ that he is his team did lose some key guys in the off season, but still signed a couple of good players, and the team is still a well oiled unit.
    Considering the unfortunate salary cap collapse of Chicago, I have to think the Predators will be a force to reckon with,
    I am sure they will love to play the Canucks and throw the body at Dan Hamhuis
    Really come to think of it they will be on a mission
    Come playoff time Country music won’t be the only popular thing in Nashville.


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