Flyers Sign All-Star Defenseman Shea Weber to 14-Year Offer SheetBREAKING NEWS, Flyers, News, NHL Thursday, July 19th, 2012
If you went to bed at a normal hour last evening like I did, then you missed this bombshell from Darren Dreger of TSN: the Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Shea Weber to a fourteen-year offer sheet in the $100+ million range.
Dreger also reported that, along with the New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks, the Flyers had been trying to trade for his rights but Nashville Predators general manager Dave Poile was not quick enough with a decision for the Flyers to stay patient. You can’t blame him for not moving him right away after losing Weber’s defense partner Ryan Suter to free agency.
The contract offered by the Flyers will pay Weber until he is 40. It is believed that the deal is structured such that it is intended to make it difficult for the Predators to match. They have seven days to make a decision.
Should they not match the offer, the Flyers will have to give up their first round draft pick to the Predators for the next four years. There are few players for whom this price is worth it, though, and Weber is one of them.
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