I really like this guy. Some wouldn’t exactly call him underrated, and that’s why I almost didn’t pick him, but then I remembered, this is my article, and it’s my choice, so here we are.
I don’t know why some people find him underrated. He has a good shot and plays very well under pressure. Maybe it’s because he plays in Nashville, since hockey isn’t exactly what’s playing in the bars around there.
No matter what, he is a good player, and if the Preds were a better team and they got farther into the playoffs, I bet Keith Jones and Pierre McGuire would be fighting over him in TSN’s annual playoff pool.
There are many reasons why Jones, McGuire, and many other hockey analysts would be after Weber, and many of them have him in the Olympics for Team Canada already.
Yes, Shea is already getting much exposure, and you can probably see why I hesitated to pick him.
However, take a look at these big names on D. Brian Campbell, Zdeno Chara, Jay Bouwmeester, Rob Blake and Bryan McCabe. They all get more exposure than Weber, and they all scored less than Weber’s 53 points last season.