Found July 22, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
The other day Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Michael Vick used the word “dynasty” in referring to the possibilities for the Eagles. Immediately the media and fans shuddered and were outraged by his contention. So, I ask are dynasties a good thing? Perhaps, for the fans of that annually-winning team they certainly would tell you it’s just fine. But, are dynasties good for sports? I think we learned a long time ago that parity in sports is a good thing. It’s not just more enjoyable for the fans, it’s just good business. The National Hockey League might be the most brittle of the four major sports. In fact, in a recent article that appeared on Bleacher Report, some outstanding advice was presented on ways the NHL might deal with struggling franchises of which they’ve had their share – the Atlanta Thrashers last year; the Phoenix Coyotes and New Jersey Devils this year. While there are numerous strategies that may help, including relocating teams to areas where there’s a solid fan bas...

The Nashville Predators Match Offer Sheet to Captain Shea Weber

Nashville, Tenn. (July 24, 2012) – In the most important hockey transaction in franchise history, Nashville Predators Chairman Tom Cigarran, President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile and CEO Jeff Cogen announced today that the team has matched the 14-year, $110 million offer sheet between the Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Shea Weber, insuring that the Predators’...

Flyers And Predators Working Feverishly On Shea Weber Trade With Wednesday Deadline Looming?

The Philadelphia Flyers signed free agent defenseman Shea Weber to a lucrative offer sheet worth roughly $110 million over the next 14 seasons. The way they front loaded the offer makes it difficult for the Nashville Predators to match the contract, although, after having already lost fellow top line defenseman Ryan Suter to the Minnesota Wild, it appeared as if the...

Waiting For Weber News

from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, With four nights to contemplate keeping Shea Weber for the next 14 years, the Nashville Predators have yet to make a decision whether to match the $110 million offer sheet the Flyers tendered the star defenseman last Wednesday. When contacted by the Daily News on Sunday, Predators CEO Jeff Cogen referred to the original statement...

Predators match 14-year, $110 million offer for Shea Weber

The Nashville Predators have matched Philadelphia's 14-year, $110 million offer for defenseman Shea Weber, as announced by Nashville's official team site. The move ensures that Weber will remain with Nashville for the next 14 seasons, barring any sort of trade. It appeared that Philadelphia had all but priced Nashville out for Shea Weber but today's news signals that...

The 27 Best #HockeyPlayerSexPositions Tweets

One of the top worldwide trends currently is #HockeyPlayerSexPositions. Who the hell knows how these trends end up taking off, but this one has and it’s spreading like wildfire. Things like The Crosby, The Luongo and The Shea Weber had us laughing our asses off. The tweeter comes up with a witty and creative way to turn a hockey players tendencies into a sex position. If you are...

A letter from Tom Cigarran, Nashville Predators chairman…

The e-mail below was sent out to Nashville Predators fans Tuesday afternoon.***To Predators Season Ticketholders, Partners and Fans,In the most important hockey transaction in franchise history, we are pleased to share with you the news that, after much careful analysis, we have decided to match the 14-year, $110 million offer sheet to Shea Weber, insuring that Shea will be your...

The Dovid Dobin Show: Today at 5 Eastern/2 Pacific on MTR Radio

Coming up on today’s show: Danny Breslauer on Penn State; Sean Leahy of Puck Daddy on Rick Nash, Shea Weber and the brewing storm in the NHL; and Ari Louis of Israel Sports Radio on the campaign to have the Munich tragedy remembered in London. Take part on Twitter (@doviddobin), Facebook, or at 609-910-0687.

Evening Line

Had the Nashville Predators not matched the Group II offer sheet tendered by Philly, the franchise would have entered the realm of irrelevancy. They have lost Ryan Suter already (to a Conference foe, no less), and had Nashville also lost Weber—their captain and chief free agent drawing card—general manager David Poile might as well have changed the team colors to red, white and...
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