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Shea Weber signed this contract with the Flyers instead of agreeing to one with the Predators.
If he wanted to stay and the Predators planned to match, why not just tell them what he wanted and resign?
Probably because he's ready to move on since Ryan Suter, his defensive partner and friend, has moved on without him.
It's hard to know why Weber would want to leave, but possible reasons could include wanting to play in a bigger market, wanting a contract too expensive for Nashville's liking, wanting to play for a team with a better immediate chance to win, or just a change of scenery.
Regardless, it seems like he is ready to part ways with the team he captains.
If that's the case, the Predators would be best suited to take the draft picks as opposed to keeping around an unhappy superstar.