By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
In 2011, it was June 23 when the Philadelphia Flyers dropped their bombshell on the NHL.
They waited until July 19 before unleashing a similar seismic blast in 2012.
Early in the morning, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that the Philadelphia Flyers had signed Shea Weber, the Nashville Predators’ all-star defenseman, to a 14-year offer sheet worth $110 million. Because Weber is a restricted free agent, the Predators will be allowed one week to match the Flyers’ contract offer. If they choose not to match, Weber will become a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nashville recently lost Ryan Suter, Weber’s fellow all-star defenseman, to the Minnesota Wild as an unrestricted free agent. According to Dreger, Poile had been actively shopping Weber in the trade market for days, with the Flyers, the New York Rangers, the Detroit Red Wings, and the San Jose Sharks all involved in discussions. However, Nashville general manager David Poile has repeatedly stated ...