The Philadelphia Flyers think defenceman Shea Weber is great.
Apparently so do the Nashville Predators. On Tuesday the Predators re-signed Weber to a 14 year deal worth $110 million, matching the contract offer set by the Philadelphia Flyers last week.
Can Nashville really afford their prized defenceman? Who else can they afford to assist Weber as they move forward?
Last season Weber had 19 goals and 49 points, but will his numbers go down with the team losing Ryan Suter to the Minnesota Wild in the offseason?
Will the Predators be forced to rebuild and where will the money come from? Did Nashville make the right move also on Tuesday in announcing the re-signing of Colin Wilson and Sergei Kostitsyn? Wilson was re-signed to a three year contract worth $6 million.
The Weber signing today brings more questions than answers in Nashville, and it makes all of us wonder how long it will take before the Predators decide to shop a future Norris Trophy candidate.