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Weber flirted with New York, too

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08:25 AM ET 07.20 | Philadelphia was not alone among potential relocation options for restricted free agent Shea Weber. The coveted Nashville Predators defenseman also was interested in the Rangers and visited New York recently, multiple sources confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. Weber, 26, ultimately signed a 14-year offer sheet worth a reported $110 million with the Flyers after visiting Philadelphia, San Jose and Detroit as well as New York. "It just seemed to be a better fit than New York," his agent, Jarrett Bousquet, told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday. Bousquet said his client's main deterrent with New York was the prospect of living in Manhattan. "(Weber) is a small-town guy and (New York) is a huge city," Bousquet said. "With New York, it was nothing personal."

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July 20, 2012  08:30 AM ET

News flash: New York is a huge city.

Canadian school system must be as bad as the US system if the dolt didn't know that.

July 20, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Weber flirted with NY but when he found out he would have to pass coaches 3 finger colonoscopy he choose Philly

July 20, 2012  08:43 AM ET

The guy in the picture above is reason enough to avoid New York!!!

July 20, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Yeah, I don't think him being a small town guy had anything to do with this. Philly is a pretty big city.

The New York media is just stupid.

July 20, 2012  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The guy in the picture above is reason enough to avoid New York!!!

You got that right.

July 20, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Weber flirted with NY but when he found out he would have to pass coaches 3 finger colonoscopy he choose Philly

Nice! LOL.

July 20, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Weber is quite the ****, isn't he? ;)

July 20, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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Weber is quite the ****, isn't he? ;)

Yes, he is all that and more.

July 20, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Weber is quite the ****, isn't he? ;)

Are we a little worried he's going to be pounding on your Pens for many years to come?

July 20, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are we a little worried he's going to be pounding on your Pens for many years to come?

No sooner the ink dries on his contract he's going to turn into a pou*sey.

July 20, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

No sooner the ink dries on his contract he's going to turn into a pou*sey.

A posey? Like the flower...I thought he tended net for Pitt

July 20, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are we a little worried he's going to be pounding on your Pens for many years to come?

Yep, real worried. Flyers won two more games in post-season than the Pens.

Keeps me up at night. Just like the Pens keep you up at night considering your obvious hard-on for them. :)

July 20, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Yep, real worried. Flyers won two more games in post-season than the Pens. Keeps me up at night. Just like the Pens keep you up at night considering your obvious hard-on for them. :)

Michael Leighton as a backup keeps me up at night

July 20, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Are we a little worried he's going to be pounding on your Pens for many years to come?

As much fun as that would be, the bigger concern is with the Flyers. They have not upgraded at all this offseason and they need serious help on the blue line. If the Flyers don't get Weber, it would be hard to see them competing for the Cup this season.

July 20, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Michael Leighton as a backup keeps me up at night

Gives me nightmares.

July 20, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yeah, I don't think him being a small town guy had anything to do with this. Philly is a pretty big city.The New York media is just stupid.

He wanted real cheesesteaks.

July 20, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Michael Leighton as a backup keeps me up at night

Hes the starter by Jan15th.

July 20, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

He wanted real cheesesteaks.

wait, he went to Buffalo?

July 20, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Michael Leighton as a backup keeps me up at night

At least you dont have the Monster as your back-up (tweak)

 
July 20, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

wait, he went to Buffalo?

Nice.

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