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02-04-2013, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by newfy View Post
Really not surprised at Webers decline in offense. It always seemed to me that the offense he did generate was because Suter was always sitting back covering any mistakes. Now with Josi so young Weber has more defensive responsibilties
That would only be true if Weber was an offensive defenseman that joined the rush all the time. He's not. Weber's points come from the Predators cycling the puck and getting Weber open for that huge bomb of a shot. Now Suter's did help him out 2 ways on this, 1, Suter has really good vision and could always seem to know where to be to hold the puck in at the blueline, 2 he always had a knack for getting Weber a pass across when Weber was wide open for a one timer.

Weber's problem this year is the Predators forwards have turned the puck over at an alarming rate and cannot establish control long enough in the offensive zone to cycle the puck at all. So Weber's bomb of a shot is neutralized. It has way less to do with Suter than it does, Fisher, SK, Gaustad, Erat, Legwand, etc.

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