Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 7/22/12
You would expect something like this to go on between two division rivals. Or, at the very least, two conference rivals. Two teams that are in direct competition with each other in their quest for the ultimate prize: Lord Stanley’s Cup.Instead, the Philadelphia Flyers of the Eastern Conference have put the Nashville Predators of the West in a serious bind.Last Wednesday night, Philadelphia took advantage of his restricted free agent status and tendered Predators captain Shea Weber a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet. Weber signed it, giving Nashville seven days to either match it or decline and receive four first round picks in compensation.While every fan in Music City (and every fan in the East, sans Phili) is gnawing off their fingernails waiting for General Manager David Poile to match the offer and put this issue to bed, this is actually a lose-lose situation for the Predators.IF THEY MATCH If Nashville does what everyone thinks they’ll do, they’ll have secured the league’s bes...
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