Nashville Matches Flyers Offer For Weber

 

The Nashville Predators have  matched the Philadelphia Flyers 14 year $110 million dollar offer to Shea Weber.

The Predators will hold a news conference Wednesday at 1p central time. The Flyers were hoping they had found a long term replacement for Chris Pronger.

Nashville already lost free-agent defenseman Ryan Suter to Minnesota this summer, and losing Weber would have been an unexpected blow to a defense-first team that had 104 points last season.

The Flyers were looking for someone to fill the void left by Philadelphia defenseman Chris Pronger's absence.

 

 

Weber hoped he would land in Philadelphia. Now, he will likely end his career in Nashville.

"In tendering an offer sheet to Shea Weber, we were trying to add a top defenseman entering the prime of his career," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. "With Nashville matching our offer, we wish Shea and the Predators all the best."

It's easily the biggest contract in Nashville history.