Tanger would never be traded for Weber. Shero sees Letang as a centerpiece in Pittsburgh.
Weber is probably a top 3, and at the worst, top 5 blueliner in the game. He will command big dollars on his next contract. It wouldn't surprise me at all if it's 8 million per. While that's a ton for a defenseman, Weber brings so many elements to the table, teams will throw that money at him easily. He's a better rearguard than Suter. He can shoot bullets, lead the transition game, put points on the board, be pretty solid in his own end defensively most of the time, and he's a physical son-of-a-beeeatch in the corners and around the net, too. He's as good of a two-way defenseman as there is in the league.
The most interesting dynamic with him -- and one people aren't talking about much -- is the fact that Weber can basically dictate his own fate. After the Predators took him to arbitration last summer, and with yesterday's deadline passing for Weber to choose that this year, that's not a possibility again, so if he doesn't want to stay in Nashville -- particularly with Suter bailing -- he doesn't have to sign a contract and can remain an RFA. Basically, he can refuse to re-sign and force Poile to move him. It might result in him not playing for part of this year and would be an ugly divorce, but it could happen. The point is that he can be done as a Predator if he wants to be.
If it gets to that point, and Nashville is forced to deal him, teams will be throwing offers in Nashville's direction. The Pens have some fair assets to move in such a deal, including established blueliners to help replace Weber (Orpik, Martin), as well as young rearguard prospects, and there's no question Nashville would want blueliners after losing Suter and then being forced to deal Weber. A #1 pick would also obviously have to be a part of any such trade, as would probably at least one other fair roster player. Unfortunately, they won't be the only team lining up in that parade. Everyone thought #Suterwatch and #Parisewatch were crazy? Make no mistake -- #Weberwatch would crush them both.