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Weber looks ahead to Predators' future

Monday, 04.28.2014 / 7:02 PM
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Weber looks ahead to Predators' future

Nashville Predators defenseman and Norris Trophy finalist Shea Weber joined NHL Live to discuss his nomination and changes that could be coming in Nashville for the 2014-15 season.

Weber was first among defenseman with 23 goals and set a franchise record for points by a defenseman with 56 to lead the Predators in scoring for the second consecutive season. He is a Norris Trophy finalist for the third time after finishing as runner-up for the award in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins are the other finalists.

"It's just an honor to be with those two guys," Weber said.

The Predators finished the 2013-14 regular season 38-32-12, three points out of the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, and missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second year in a row. They will also enter a new season for the first time in franchise history without Barry Trotz as coach.

"Obviously it was a tough year for us, but it's been two tough years not making the playoffs," Weber said. "That's something that's unacceptable here and it's going to be something new. We've never had another coach here in Nashville. It'll be a bit of an eye-opener. It will be good, I think, if those guys left can step up and do the job and get us back in the playoffs next year."

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