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06-06-2014, 12:27 PM
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Is Shea Weber just wasting his career/talent in Nashville?

Seeing Drew Doughty, Duncan Keith and Ryan McDonagh(to a lesser extent) all doing so well in playoffs, is Shea Weber just wasting his talents in Nashville? They rarely make the playoffs and the top players prove their worth in the playoffs. I want to see Shea Weber in the playoffs every year to see what he can do? Shea Weber on a team like the Penguins would be killer. How do you guys think Shea Weber would do in the playoffs if he was on a team that made the playoffs every year?

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06-06-2014, 12:30 PM
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I think he would put up 10 goals, 10 assists in 43 playoff games if he got there.

He's been in the playoffs 6 of the 9 years he's been in Nashville. They had a down year. He'll be there again.

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06-06-2014, 12:30 PM
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Weber is as good as he is because of how much he's relied upon in Nashville. He gets more opportunities, he can do more on the PP, where guys like Keith can only pass it off. Guys like Karlsson and Kovalchuk succeeded where they are/were, because the rest of guys on the ice supported them

That's not to say Weber couldn't be better on a better team. Just that he would be relied upon less in key situations and very certainly not as many opportunities offensively which will lower his goal totals

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Weber is as good as he is because of how much he's relied upon in Nashville. He gets more opportunities, he can do more on the PP, where guys like Keith can only pass it off. Guys like Karlsson and Kovalchuk succeeded where they are/were, because the rest of guys on the ice supported them

That's not to say Weber couldn't be better on a better team. Just that he would be relied upon less in key situations and very certainly not as many opportunities offensively which will lower his goal totals
No. Where ever Weber goes, everyone else on the roster would be relied upon less once he gets there.

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06-06-2014, 12:37 PM
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If Rinne was healthy all year Nashville makes the playoffs.

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If Rinne was healthy all year Nashville makes the playoffs.
This. People forget that Rinne exists.

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No. Where ever Weber goes, everyone else on the roster would be relied upon less once he gets there.
This.

He's their most important PP and PK player, and led Nashville in points this season. He's just good at everything, add him to any team and he'd take a burden off of all other players.

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No. Where ever Weber goes, everyone else on the roster would be relied upon less once he gets there.
That wasn't what I meant. I said he would relied up less on a better team, which is true for ANY player. Not that he wouldn't be relied on at all.

On the Penguins like OP mentioned, he wouldn't be looked at to carry the teams offense as much as in Nashville. He would get a lot less opportunities, because he would be deferring more when playing with the top 2 lines

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No, this isn't a fair question to Nashville's organization or fans either too.

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He's just having a Pronger-like career.

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If Rinne was healthy all year Nashville makes the playoffs.
How in the world did they miss by only 3 points? I'd felt like they were around 12th or 13th in the West, could hardly believe it when I just looked at the standings.

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As a Nashville fan, if the team doesn't improve quickly then I might agree. But as of right now? No I don't think so. 1 bad shortened year and 1 mediocre year doesn't put us in the category yet. That's like saying Daniel Alfredsson wasted his career in Ottawa (although I guess some people might think that, but I don't).

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How in the world did they miss by only 3 points? I'd felt like they were around 12th or 13th in the West, could hardly believe it when I just looked at the standings.
They finished the year 9-1-2

And with Rinne's great WC showing, he looks to be 100% finally

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Healthy Rinne and maybe one or two more offensive weapons Nashville is a playoff team

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Yes he is. Nashville isn't going anywhere with that offensive group.

It'd be good for both sides to trade him.

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Depends if they actually try to improve their offense.

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06-06-2014, 01:23 PM
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I agree. Weber belongs in the playoffs. If it's with Nashville then great, but so far he has been mostly wasted

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Seeing Drew Doughty, Duncan Keith and Ryan McDonagh(to a lesser extent) all doing so well in playoffs, is Shea Weber just wasting his talents in Nashville? They rarely make the playoffs and the top players prove their worth in the playoffs. I want to see Shea Weber in the playoffs every year to see what he can do? Shea Weber on a team like the Penguins would be killer. How do you guys think Shea Weber would do in the playoffs if he was on a team that made the playoffs every year?
?????

Are you confusing Nashville for some other team? They make it more often than not (or at the very least 50/50).

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06-06-2014, 01:31 PM
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No, but offensive forwards waste their career in Nashville.

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As stated previously we are a playoff team more often than not, and have just hired an offensive minded coach to pair with our top end defensive talent. This is an asinine argument. How many great players in the league right now have not won a Stanley cup? I am sure there are more than Shea Weber, yet he is wasting his career?

BS thread from my POV as a Preds fan.

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06-06-2014, 01:35 PM
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Nashville IS a team that consistently makes the playoffs. No, they didn't last year and missed the cut by 3 points this year. They'll be back in the playoffs soon enough.

Nashville has only missed the playoffs THREE times in their last ten seasons. I'd worry about your Jets if I were you.

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Nashville IS a team that consistently makes the playoffs. No, they didn't last year and missed the cut by 3 points this year. They'll be back in the playoffs soon enough.

Nashville has only missed the playoffs THREE times in their last ten seasons. I'd worry about your Jets if I were you.
Winnipeg doesn't have anyone close to Weber's talent level though. It's hardly a tragedy if they miss it.

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Seeing Drew Doughty, Duncan Keith and Ryan McDonagh(to a lesser extent) all doing so well in playoffs, is Shea Weber just wasting his talents in Nashville? They rarely make the playoffs and the top players prove their worth in the playoffs. I want to see Shea Weber in the playoffs every year to see what he can do? Shea Weber on a team like the Penguins would be killer. How do you guys think Shea Weber would do in the playoffs if he was on a team that made the playoffs every year?
I would like to see Shea Weber in Pittsburgh for Kris Letang and a prospect or draft pick....

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Winnipeg doesn't have anyone close to Weber's talent level though. It's hardly a tragedy if they miss it.
i think Shea Weber to pittsburgh for Kris Letang and a pick or prospect..... i think it works for both teams...

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Of course he is, but that is his fault.

He should have not signed any offer sheets, and just gotten out of Nashville when he became a UFA.

No pity party over here.

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