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Until today, I have purposefully remained very silent about the off-season transactions. After blasting Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” imagining David Poile eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s while watching The Notebook, and envisioning Suter looking like a Christmas tree for the next 13 years, I personally vowed to stay silent until something happened with Shea Weber.
Now, the offer sheet has been placed, and it’s time for me to speak.
Initially, when the “Ryan Suter testing free agency” situation arose, I just had a gut feeling that he was looking elsewhere. Hence my past reality-show spoof of the whole situation. The silence before the signing and the comments afterward stung as if he had never planned it. Immediately after Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild, Preds fans craned their necks back towards captain Shea Weber. It was as if the fate of the entire franchise lay on his signing. But does Weber potentially leaving foreshadow a dark age for the Predators?
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Nashville, Tenn. (July 19, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile issued the following statement this morning:“We are in receipt of the offer sheet signed between the Philadelphia Flyers and Shea Weber. Under the rules pertaining to an offer sheet, the Predators have one week to decide whether to match or accept the compensation...
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Predators’ Weber signs 14-year offer sheet with Flyers
Shea Weber signed to $100M offer sheet
Bombshell: Flyers make offer to Weber; will Nashville match?
A person with knowledge of the decision says the Philadelphia Flyers have signed Nashville star defenseman Shea Weber to a 14-year offer sheet worth more than $100 million.
The Sports Network in Canada first reported the offer.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the Flyers hadn't announced the offer.
Flyers general manager...
I posted this in the wrong blog, so, for those of you who follow KK hockey:
According to TSN, the Philadelphia Flyers’ offer sheet to Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber defines the term “front-loaded”:
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenceman Shea Weber to a 14-year offer sheet worth a total of of $110 million. The deal includes $68 million in bonus money in...
As you've probably already heard, the Flyers signed noted head-basher Shea Weber to an offer sheet:
The Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators star defenseman Shea Weber have agreed to a 14-year offer sheet "upwards of $100 million," giving Nashville GM David Poile a week to match the contract terms. The news was first reported by TSN's Darren Dreger.
Under the cover of night is about the time one would expect an offer sheet deal to go down. No one likes to discuss offer sheets in the NHL. They're often seen as poaching players, tempting them away from their rightful teams. General managers tend to stay away from them because it "paints them in a bad light," despite the fact that it's a perfectly legal and...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, David Poile will wear a stern and disappointed face into the boardroom of his bosses at Predators Holdings LLC, and then he will tell them what everyone already knows.
“Either we compete. Or we die.”
“We just lost Ryan Suter, and got nothing back for him,” he’ll remind his owners. “Now, we have a chance to lock up the best defenceman...
Late last night the Philadelphia Flyers forced the hands of the Nashville Predators by signing restricted free agent Shea Weber to a 14-year $100 million offer sheet. The signing means the Predators now have 7 days to match the offer if they hope to keep the services of Weber, who finished with 19 goals and 30 assists last season, his 2nd straight as a first...
The Nashville Predators already lost Ryan Suter in free agency.
Shea Weber could be next, having signed a 14-year, $100 million
offer sheet with Philadelphia, according to multiple reports.
from Darren Dreger of TSN, By virtue of signing a 14-year, $110 million dollar offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers, restricted free agent Shea Weber has made it clear he wants out of Nashville….
Now the Predators are faced with a huge financial gamble.
With the threat of a work stoppage looming, Weber will collect a minimum of $26 million in the next 11 months. That’s...
We've speculated on the blog that Shea Weber could be a fit for the Rangers, and apparently Glen Sather felt the same way. Per Katie Strang of ESPN New York, the Rangers were very involved in Shea Weber discussions and he had gone so far as to visit New York and talk to management and coaches. However, while Weber was impressed with the organization, he apparently felt that New...
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Like many of you, I received something of a rude awakening, yesterday morning. Good or bad, checking the previous night’s happenings in the Twitterverse has become a fixture of my morning routine. Typically, there’s nothing of any real substance to pay attention to–after all, as many a mother is fond of saying, “nothing good happens after 2 AM...
Take heart, Blues fans having a panic attack over whether or not the Blues' UFA/RFA dealings have been sufficient. The Central Division won't be the same next year... call it some fortuitous addition by subtraction for the Blues. Shea Weber signed a 14 year ginormous offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers last night, and if the Nashville Predators can't/won't match...
Nashville, Tenn. (July 17, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed restricted free agent goaltender Jeremy Smith to a one-year, two-way contract worth $660,000 at the National Hockey League level and $65,000 at the American Hockey League level.
Smith, 23 (4/13/89), led the AHL in minutes (3283...