Training camps across the league are already in full swing, which means it's now or never for a fantastic piece such as this one (i.e. one that engages in fantasy, not necessarily one of good quality).
In a week or two, I'll have to resort to writing about reality.
For now though, I thought it would be fun to see if I could put together five trades that could pry Shea Weber out of Nashville.
None of the trades I present are realistic or at all likely.
Despite the Predators' budgetary concerns, I don't think Weber will leave Nashville because he is the heart and soul of that franchise. If he leaves, the Predators will not see the Western Conference semifinals again for a very long time.
The trades I'll be presenting to you are ones that I think might be good enough to acquire Weber, nothing more.
The main purpose of this article is really to entertain and perhaps generate some discussion as well.