Custance writes that it will be a hard sell to move Weber, arguably the best defenseman in the league, to a fan base that just reached the playoffs and should be heading there again this season.
Weber can't become a UFA until 2013 and said that his relationship with the team wasn't strained during the hearing.
I know what you are thinking, but any sort of offer for Shea Weber starts with Marc Staal, likely Derek Stepan, and either a top prospect for a couple of high draft picks. Weber is a top player in the league and is getting paid like it. As good as he is though, I wouldn't trade Marc Staal for him. Weber is a better player, but Staal is very good to excellent and provides far more value with his contract than Weber does. Staal has four more years left at $3.9 million. Weber has one year of $7.5 and likely will stay around there for a while. It makes more sense to keep Staal and pieces than trade a large part of the core for an excellent player, but one with a huge salary.