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Shea Weber has now fallen just shy of winning the Norris Trophy three times.

Weber finished third in the voting in 2014 after coming in second in 2011 and 2012. He had a terrific season and excelled offensively with 23 goals and 56 points in 79 games. He should remain one of the league's top defensemen for years to come.

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Nashville GM David Poile is not looking to trade Shea Weber.

"We're keeping him, we're building our franchise around him," Poile said Wednesday in an attempt to put an end to any lingering rumors. "I think we've got one of the best young defenses in the league. I think he's got an excellent chance of winning the Norris Trophy in 11 or 12 days from now. Why wouldn't we build our team around him? That's exactly what we're doing." Weber is a finalist for the Norris Trophy and he led the team in scoring with 56 points in 79 games.

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Shea Weber has been nominated for the James Norris Memorial Trophy.

He led all NHL rearguards with 23 goals and finished first on the Predators with 56 points in 79 games. Weber also led all blueliners with 12 power-play markers and he ranked fourth in the league in average ice time per match (26:54). He was runner-up for the Norris in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

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Shea Weber scored his 23rd goal of the season in the Predators' last game of the year on Sunday.

That ties the personal high he set in 2008-09. Weber concluded this past campaign with a career high 56 points in 79 games. "If he doesn't win the Norris this year it's going to be an absolute crime," former coach Barry Trotz said.

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Shea Weber had a goal and an assist in a 7-5 win over Chicago on Saturday.

Weber has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. He leads all defensemen with 22 goals and is tied for fourth place with 55 points in 78 contests.

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Shea Weber notched a pair of goals for the Predators in a 6-1 drubbing of the Sabres Thursday night.

The beastly defenseman has now scored 20 goals on the season, marking the second time he has reached this plateau in his career. The Predators also received contributions from Eric Nystrom, Colton Sissons, Calle Jarnkrok and Colin Wilson in the victory.

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Shea Weber's 2013-14 performance has impressed long-time coach Barry Trotz.

"He's not getting the accolades across the league that he would if we were a little higher in the standings, but it's by far his best season in terms of production," Trotz said. "And we're basically breaking in five defensemen, maybe four ... and he's having a terrific season. So to me, he's having by far his best season as a Predator, as a pro." Weber has registered 18 goals and 46 points in 70 games. His minus-9 rating has been misleading because of Nashville's struggles.

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Shea Weber recorded a goal and an assist in Nashville's 4-1 victory over Buffalo.

His 16th goal of the 2013-14 campaign held up as the game winner. He wired a wrister behind Sabres netminder Jhonas Enroth, which prompted coach Barry Trotz's praise. "Everybody thinks about the slap shot, but probably (Weber's) wrist shot is, to me, his most effective shot," Trotz said. "When he gets in there on top of the circles and snaps it off, it's the most effective, and I think he can place it better. But he can loosen you up with a couple of slap shots, I know that." Weber has amassed 42 points in 63 matches this year.

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The Nashville Predators aren't interested in trading Shea Weber.

"We're not trading Shea. We've told that to everybody. People ask and it's their right to ask, but we're not trading him," Predators GM David Poile said. Nashville committed to a 14-year, $110 million contract with Weber after the defenseman signed an offer sheet with Philadelphia. We're only in the second year of that contract and it would be surprising if Poile was already shopping him.

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Shea Weber anchored Canada's shutdown of the American offense Friday afternoon, leading the team with 21:39 in ice time during the team's successful stifling of the tournament's best offense.

The entire Canadian team has grown into Mike Babcock's defensive strategy, as Canada has allowed just three goals through five games in Sochi. Babcock brought in former Edmonton Oilers and Swiss national team coach Ralph Krueger, employing him to teach the Canadians how to maul offenses using the bigger-than-usual international ice surface. The results have improved each game, as demonstrated by Friday's impressive display led by Weber, Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty and Alex Pietrangelo.