Update: Predators GM David Poile has acknowledged that the Philadelphia Flyers and Shea Weber have agreed to an offer sheet.
“We have stated previously that, should a team enter into an offer sheet with Shea, our intention would be to match and retain Shea,” Poile said. “Our ownership has provided us with the necessary resources to build a Stanley Cup-winning team. Due to the complexity of the offer sheet, we will take the appropriate time to review and evaluate it and all of its ramifications in order to make the best decision for the Predators in both the short and long-term.”
9:50 AM: Shea Weber has agreed to a 14-year offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers, according to Darren Dreger on Twitter.
The contract is believed to be worth upwards of $100 million. The Nashville Predators now have seven days to match the offer or let him go to Philadelphia and accept draft picks as compensation. It’s worth noting that the Nashville Predators are under the salary floor, so not only do they have the space for Weber’s contract, you could argue that they need it too. Allowing Weber to walk, especially after losing Ryan Suter earlier this summer, would be a huge blow to Nashville. With all that in mind, it would be shocking if Nashville didn’t exercise their right to match this offer.
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