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Predators announcer Weber recalls euphoria of team's playoff run

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The final words from Nashville Predators radio play-by-play announcer Pete Weber brought the end of an emotional eight weeks for those associated with the team.

“Folks, the Stanley Cup belongs to the Pittsburgh Penguins with an empty netter,” Weber told his audience on the Predators Radio Network.

“There’s a certain sense of sadness, but the overwhelming emotion is draining. There’s not much left in the tank,” said Weber less than 24 hours after the Predators 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh at Bridgestone Arena.

The Predators played 22 hockey games in the playoffs, the edge of your seat, ups and down, but still not quite enough for the Cup. The Penguins won the series 4-2, their second straight Stanley Cup championship.

“I think the fans in Middle Tennessee appreciate how difficult that trophy is to win,” said Weber.

So many things to remember from a hockey man and voice that you’d think has seen it all for more than 40 years. He’s worked in Buffalo, Los Angeles and Nashville since the Predators came to town.

But the Stanley Cup was different.

“I loved the look on the face of the reporters who were here for the first time and just see them shaking their heads, not in dismay, but in incredulity, not being able to believe how great it was,” said Weber.

The ending was not what he or Predators fans wanted, Lord Stanley’s Cup in the wrong hands late Sunday night.

Still, Weber won’t forget the journey.

“I feel like euphoria,” said Weber, who called the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his career. “I know it wasn’t the ultimate victory, but I feel euphoria.”

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