Weber, Preds to talk next week

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Next week could be a big one for Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators as the two sides are expected to talk contract.

Specifically, they’ll be talking long-term contract.

Preds GM David Poile provided The Tennessean with an update on the situation.

“I talked to (his agent) Jarrett (Bousquet) yesterday and had a good conversation,” Poile said. “Shea and all his friends and people will be together this weekend for his charity golf tournament in his name in Sicamous (British Columbia). They’re going to be doing that and then we’re going to talk next week.”

If Weber is unwilling to commit for multiple years in Nashville, Poile could be forced to trade the team’s captain rather than risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent next summer, a la Ryan Suter.

Related: Weber not going to arbitration, “still in disbelief” over Suter departure