Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens
Speaking of iconic defensemen for the Nashville Predators, how about the greatest of all time in team history, Shea Weber.
In one of the biggest swaps in recent NHL history, the Predators and Canadiens traded swapped superstars in Weber and P.K. Subban. You’ll find mixed opinion from Predators fans to this day on how they feel about that blockbuster trade.
The string was taken away a little bit for me to see Weber go to Montreal because it wasn’t a rival that we faced often, and the Predators were getting an iconic player of their own in Subban.
Be that as it may, it’s still hard to see Weber in another uniform. He’s widely considered the first truly elite NHL superstar that the Predators ever had. He was a nationally recognized player on a team full of mostly blue collar players.
Weber is still plugging along with the Canadiens and looks like he’s on a team that has a decent chance to contending for the Stanley Cup.
Seeing Weber hoist a Stanley Cup will be outstanding for true Predators fans, but at the same time, he’s a player we wish could’ve retired in Predators Gold.