NHL Trade Scenarios: Washington Capitals Have the Pieces to Acquire Shea Weber

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NHL Trade Scenarios: Washington Capitals Have the Pieces to Acquire Shea Weber
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While the Washington Capitals are not currently among the top teams named to be interested in acquiring the services of All-Star defenseman Shea Weber, it should surprise no one that the Caps may be the most well-equipped team to make a serious run at the Predator's captain.

Currently coming off a one-year deal worth $7.5 million as a result of the richest arbitration hearing in NHL history, Shea Weber currently has one year left under the status of restricted free agent. 

While the Capitals have an amazing defensive pairing in John Carlson and Karl Alzner, they have not named the dynamic duo the unquestioned top defensive pairing for their team. 

The players, prospects and draft picks listed in the following slides could all add up to be a very generous package to offer the Predators

While Nashville seems most intent on retaining Weber, and keeping their franchise in the playoff hunt, the Capitals, once again, have much bigger goals for next year. 

Shea Weber very well could be the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to Washington's failure to advance past the second round. 

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