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Lots of hubbub this week about the Shea Weber arbitration award, and how it will affect other players across the league. And with good reason.
He's now the best-paid defenseman in the NHL in terms of cap hit, and something like fifth-highest in terms of take-home salary. Given that this is a salary cap league, doesn't it stand to reason that its best defenseman makes the most money?
Neither side could agree on either compensation or length of an extension that would have helped avoid the arbitration hearing; probably because David Poile kept faxing over a piece of paper that said, "100 years/$0." So when Nashville lowballed him at the hearing, maybe people shouldn't have been surprised, given the Predators' penchant for hugging the salary floor like aRead More »from Trending Topics: Why Shea Weber arbitration doesn’t matter