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Predators Weber wants no-trade clause

After the Nashville Predators matched a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers for Shea Weber, the All-Star defenseman has said he wants the ability to refuse a trade out of Nashville.

There is only one problem about his demands, he accepted an offer sheet without a no-trade clause and is locked up. Weber wants to know where he will be for the next 14-years. Because he has a huge contract if the

Drafted in 2003 Shea Weber has served as a captain for Nashville and has made them into a solid playoff team.

Predators ever stumble then Weber would likely be the first player they would trade to get pieces for the future and that is not something any player wants to face.

Nobody knows the exact reason why Weber accepted an offer sheet that did not have a no-trade clause when he knew full well that Nashville had the option of matching it but Weber is smart and knows how things work and knows that a huge contract with Nashville is different than a huge contract with Philadelphia.

The Flyers play in a huge market, a market that can afford the huge contracts and can afford to bring in free agents every single year to reload their team rather than rebuild. Nashville, on the other hand, is a small market team and while the home-grown talent has made them into a solid playoff contender the fact still remains that they have to run differently, by drafting players and developing their own talent and when they don’t win, rather than reloading they have to rebuild by shipping out all of their highly-priced, highly-talented players for younger prospects.

Nashville does not want to just give that option away and have nothing to gain from giving Weber his no-trade clause so Weber’s demands may just wind up at that for the next 14 years. For now, though, both parties have expressed that they are happy with their partnership.

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