Nashville Predators Match Philadelphia Flyers Offer Sheet on Shea Weber

July 24th, 2012 by Shane Darrow Leave a reply »
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Nashville Predators have matched the offer sheet that the Philadelphia Flyers agreed to with superstar defenseman Shea Weber. The offer sheet was for 14 years and $110 million. If the Predators had let Weber go to the Flyers, they would have received an upward of four first round draft picks from Philly.



NSH matches PHI offer sheet on Weber. Not surprised. Would've been OK to give up Weber in trade but NSH couldn't lose him for draft picks.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 24, 2012



Losing Weber on an offer sheet might well have been the death knell of the franchise. As it is, losing Ryan Suter to UFA, they have work to do.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 24, 2012

The Predators now have a lot of work to do if they want to contend in the Western Conference, considering they now have placed an insane amount of money around Shea Weber. Goaltender Pekka Rinne is signed through the 2018-19 season, so a few of the pieces are in place.

Don't think this is the end of the story for Shea Webe ...

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