He says that the team lacks the revenue to spend up to the salary cap and that they also need to sign players to bring in more scoring.
Allen also writes that fellow defenseman Ryan Suter is a free agent next summer and that the team will need to re-sign him as well.
He says that the Predators could model a contract for Weber after the deal Zdeno Chara signed in Boston, 7 years and 45 million.
They should try and get Suter and Weber to sign similar, if not the same deals to lock them for a long time. Weber is too valuable to Nashville not to bring back and they will figure out how to build the rest of the team around him.