Shea Weber is waiting patiently to see what happens with unrestricted free agent Ryan Suter.
Whatever Suter decides and the contract he receives will have an impact on the future of Weber. The duo have formed a defense pairing that rivals any team in the NHL, so his potential departure could hurt the Predators in getting Weber signed to a long-term contract. The money Suter gets could also shape the kind of deal that Weber is presented with as well, but Weber could probably demand more as a two-time Norris Trophy finalist. Nashville GM David Poile has said he will make a contract offer to Weber once Suter's decision is finalized.