I think the Predators are in for a real treat next season due to their UFAs because after seeing the team to elect to go to arbitration over Weber and knowing they low-balled an offer to Weber at $4.5M a season could set the tone of how the Predators players might decide to go elsewhere.
Some of you on here can sit there and say that the Nashville Predators were not trying to low-ball or try to insult Mr. Weber with an offer of $4.5M a season. But if I was Mr. Weber, I would take it as an insult because if the Nashville Predators did value Shea Weber they would of straight up given him the contract he deserves in the first place and not play games by prolonging this any longer than it didn't have to. Because back in the earlier part of summer was the first indication of Predators not wanting to give what Predators management knows Shea Weber deserves. So instead the management of Nashville Predators wanted to take their chances with the arbitration by then hoping they get Weber at a cheaper price per season at around the $4M range.
Also, I think the management of Predators wanted Shea Weber at a cheaper price so then they can go ahead and keep some (if not all) their main core of their team together after next off-season when they gonna have to resign (what is mentioned above here with the UFAs/RFAs of theirs).