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Flyers mum in aftermath of Weber bombshell

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08:27 AM ET 07.19 | It's your move, Nashville. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Flyers have signed Nashville star defenseman Shea Weber to an offer sheet worth more than $100 million over a 14-year term. The deal, in pure dollar figure, would be tied for the third-richest in the NHL's history -- behind only Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. Messages left for Flyers executives, well past the midnight hour on Thursday, were not returned to the Daily News. Nashville part owner W. Brett Wilson tweeted early Thursday that he was aware of the offer sheet to Weber. If true, Nashville would have 7 calendar days from Wednesday -- until July 25 -- to match the deal for the market's marquee restricted free agent.

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July 19, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Gutsy, gusy move by PHI. Esp in light of the CBA uncertainties......

Oh well, my GM is off somewhere de-irking from last night :(

July 19, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Interesting this is...especially with all the irking Poile did when Suter left

July 19, 2012  08:43 AM ET

I'm trying to fathom a 14 year contract.

July 19, 2012  08:44 AM ET

"Messages left for Flyers executives, well past the midnight hour on Thursday, were not returned to the Daily News"

I dont return calls after midnight either

July 19, 2012  08:45 AM ET

It will be interesting to see what Rinne's numbers do this year without his 2 best Dmen

July 19, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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It will be interesting to see what Rinne's numbers do this year without his 2 best Dmen

they did just give him a fat contract didn't they?

July 19, 2012  08:52 AM ET

The owners continue to make Donald Fehr's job easier!!!!

July 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Interesting this is...especially with all the irking Poile did when Suter left

That was my first thought...

Poile should be well prepared for his next snit fit.

July 19, 2012  09:06 AM ET

Wow. I think Nashville matches. Whether he takes it?

Did Philly really also give up four 1st rounders also? Hope in the end, it's all worth it, (Suter w/o Weber and Weber w/o Suter). But you don't know til you take the chance.

July 19, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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That was my first thought... Poile should be well prepared for his next snit fit.

At least thsi time around, he gets 1st rround picks back.......

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July 19, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Balls. Big brass ones. I don't like the idea of him going to Philly, but love the move.

July 19, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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The owners continue to make Donald Fehr's job easier!!!!

they sure do....great point. Dwarfus Horriblus must be stomping his little feet around the room

July 19, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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I'm stunned. I'm also stunned that Shea would forego his UFA status. But this would go a long way towards making Philly a legit contender. Just the effect a guy like Shea would have on L Schenn alone scares me.

Pardon my ignorance all, but can Shea, if he doesn't like either team, decline both offers?

July 19, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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Wow. I think Nashville matches. Whether he takes it?Did Philly really also give up four 1st rounders also? Hope in the end, it's all worth it, (Suter w/o Weber and Weber w/o Suter). But you don't know til you take the chance.

no idea, but this is a bit "lindros-y" in terms of give ups, isn't it?

July 19, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Stupid. The problem with the NHL's financial future isn't the NHLPA...............it's nitwit owners. 14 years for Weber? 9 years for Bryz? 10 years for Crosby, 13 for Ovechkin? I look forward to the AHL and college hockey this year.

July 19, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Interesting this is...especially with all the irking Poile did when Suter left

cry he will, upset he will be! (you started the Yoda stuff....)

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July 19, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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Stupid. The problem with the NHL's financial future isn't the NHLPA...............it's nitwit owners. 14 years for Weber? 9 years for Bryz? 10 years for Crosby, 13 for Ovechkin? I look forward to the AHL and college hockey this year.

Well, that's just it. Do it now before they do away with these type of contracts.

Crosby's is 12, btw. ;)

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