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 Flyers have signed restricted free agent (D) Shea Weber to an offer sheet. There will be no further comment at this time,'' general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement.
Darren Dreger of Canadian sports broadcaster TSN reported overnight that the offer sheet a rarely used tactic in the NHL was of 14 years in length and worth more than 100 million. The Predators previously have said they will match any offer sheet if Weber agrees to one.
If the Predators choose not to match after seven days, then Weber will become a Flyer and Nashville, as compensation under the leagues expiring collective bargaining ag...