Originally written on Inside Smashville  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Everyone knew it was possible, but what seemed unlikely has indeed happened. Restricted free agent, and team captain Shea Weber has signed an offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers. Darren Dreger from TSN broke the news on Twitter early Thursday morning when said the contract was for 14 years and upwards of $100 million.

Details of the deal have not been released, but Dreger heard that it was possible that Weber may receive $26 million in one calendar year.

Nashville now has 7 days to match the offer from the Flyers. If they Predators do match, Weber will get the exact same contract he signed with the Flyers, but will remain a Nashville Predator.

While it is hard to imagine the Predators not matching the deal, giving they said in the past that they would match any offer sheet Weber signed, the offer sheet is likely designed in a way that would make it hard for the Predators to match. Nashville is a small-market team that may not be able to afford the large signing bonus that is likely attached to the deal.

In the same series of Tweets, Dreger also indicated that the Predators were working on a deal, but the Flyers got impatient. If this is indeed the case, it is likely a telling sign that the Norris Trophy finalist wanted out of Nashville.

It is speculated that the Flyers would owe the Predators four consecutive first round draft picks if the Predators did not match the offer.

Weber scored 19 goals and added 30 assists in 78 games last year. Nashville took Weber to arbitration last year where he was awarded a one-year $7.5 million contract.


To be updated as story unfolds.

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