Found July 19, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Updated with some rather depressing takes on the Weber sweepstakes from Khan and Pleiness at 7:11 PM: While I’m more than willing to give Ken Holland and the Red Wings’ management A’s for effort in terms of knocking on every trade and free agent possibility’s door, aggressively, over the last month, and as mentions of that fateful Carolina Hurricanes offer sheet to Sergei Fedorov back in 1998 and as Flyers owner Ed Snider’s rightfully getting mocked by the Hockey News’s Adam Proteau for having his Board of Governor hawkishness and eating his exploit-the-CBA cake and eat it, too, standards of sporting morals… The Free Press’s Helene St James suggests that the Red Wings did not inquire as to one Shea Weber’s availability from Nashville for the same reasons that they were rebuffed by the Columbus Blue Jackets when the team inquired about Rick Nash’s availability—but she reports that the Wings were indeed speaking to Weber’s agent throughout this pre-offer sheet process: Continue reading

Shea Weber signs Flyers offer sheet for reported 100 million

Having lost one All-Star defenseman to free agency two weeks ago, the Nashville Predators are in danger of losing another within seven days unless they choose to match a reported 100 million offer sheet to restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber, their captain. The Philadelphia Flyers confirmed the offer sheet through a press release issued at 8:01 a.m. "The Philadelphia...

Press release: Predators statement regarding Weber

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...

This Sucks: Weber Signs Offer Sheet With Flyers

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. Now...

Flyers' offer sheet for Shea Weber is Dr. Evil money

The Flyers are just doin' what the Flyers do.  They have submitted an offer sheet for Shea Weber's services:  14 years, $100 million-ish.  Nashville will have 7 days to match it.  If they don't, the Preds get a bunch of draft picks, depending on the cap hit or something.  Not entirely sure. As Pens fans, should we hate this news?  Absolutely.   We didn'...

Flyers Sign Weber to $110 Million Offer Sheet

News of the late-night offer sheet signing of Shea Weber sent shockwaves throughout the NHL community. (Tim Fuller/US Presswire)   By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Late last night TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that the have Flyers signed defenseman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators to a 14-year offer sheet worth over $100 million (full story from TSN here). The 6...

Shea Weber agrees to offer sheet from Philly

Reminiscent of the Toronto Maple Leafs general Manager Brian Bruke making an offer sheet to former Boston Bruins forward Phil Kessel –the Philadelphia Flyers have made an huge offer to Nashville Predator defenseman Shea Weber which he has accepted. Now the ball is in the Predators court – If I was them I would take the four first round draft choices. --- The Philadelphia...

Shea Weber Signs Enormous Offer Sheet

Restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber has reportedly signed an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers. Indications are that the sheet is for $100M over 14 years ($7.15M cap hit). The Preds have seven days to match the offer or … Continue reading →

Weber’s Offer Sheet

Shea Weber has been runner up to the Norris Trophy for the last two years in a row.  He is the best player who is a free agent this summer.  As a restricted free agent it isn’t clear that he will move to a new team but the Philadelphia Flyers are taking their best shot.  They signed Weber to a fourteen year offer sheet worth $110 million.  He is paid $14 million a year in each...

Red Wings made “a hell of an offer” for Rick Nash

After learning that talented Columbus forward Rick Nash had the Red Wings on his approved list of trade destinations, the Red Wings reportedly made “a hell of an offer” to the Blue Jackets. This according to’s Ansar Khan who cited a person with knowledge of the situation. However no counter offer was given to the Wings by Columbus GM Scott Howson and there isn...

Flyers Continue to Be Aggressive and Bold

I’ve said many times that the Philadelphia Flyers are an organization committed to winning. The haters out there can say whatever they’d like, I’m well aware of how long it’s been since they’ve won a Cup. The Flyers’ latest attempt to take what they want may be their boldest move to date. Signing Nashville defenseman Shea Weber to a very lucrative offer sheet under the...

NHL Free Agency: Weber Signs Offer Sheet With Flyers; More Teams Drop Out of Nash Sweepstakes

Sam Carchidi at reports that the Flyers signed Shea Weber to a 14-year offer sheet in the $100 million neighborhood last night.The Predators have seven days to match.If the Preds don't match, the Flyers would have to give Nashville four first-round picks. Although that compensation package might not be 100% correct as it could be two firsts, a second and a third round...

Shane Doan, Rick Nash Would Be Great Fits With Bruins, But Prices to Get Them Make Coming to Boston Unlikely

While the early indications from the labor talks weren't especially encouraging with the owners raising fears of another lockout after opening the proceedings with a provocative set of draconian demands, the Bruins continued to put the finishing touches on the roster they hope will take the ice on time this fall. Veteran defensemen Aaron Johnson and Garnet Exelby were added to...

Predators' summer of discontent worsens with Flyers' offer sheet

The Nashville Predators summer of discontent worsened with a massive "bunker-buster" bomb blast from the Philadelphia Flyers in the early morning hours on Thursday when the news leaked that Preds' captain, Shea Weber, had signed a $110 million, 14-year offer sheet with the bad boy team in the Eastern Conference.The Predators have little choice but to match the offer...

NHL owners demand concessions, then overpay players

On one hand, the National Hockey League owners are demanding dramatic financial rollbacks in the next collective bargaining agreement.They want to reduce the players’ revenue share from 57 percent to 46 percent. They want to limit contract length to five years and make players toil for a decade before reaching unrestricted free agency.On the other hand, the owners are dishing out...
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