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Had the Nashville Predators not matched the Group II offer sheet tendered by Philly, the franchise would have entered the realm of irrelevancy. They have lost Ryan Suter already (to a Conference foe, no less), and had Nashville also lost Weber—their captain and chief free agent drawing card—general manager David Poile might as well have changed the team colors to red, white and blue, and re-named his club “the Blue Jackets.”

-Mark Spector of Sportsnet where you can read more on the Predators signing Shea Weber.

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As of now the difference between the Predators of 2012-13 and the BJ’s of the past 2-4 years is that Rinne turned out to be fantastic and Mason turned out to be a dork.  The Weber signing and the Nash signing almost perfectly mirror each other, particularly with respect to how those signings impacted the rosters elsewhere.

Honestly, I expect that after two or three years of ‘suffering’ in Nashville, we’re going to start hearing Nash-like rumbles coming from him.

Especially once his 20+ million dollar check clears.  Once that is in the bank and the endless seasons of struggling to make the playoffs and having to play 28 minutes a night start leeching years off his career…

Posted by HockeyinHD on 07/24/12 at 11:49 PM ET

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The Columbus Blue Jackets’ team colors are “Union blue, goal red, capital silver, white”, not just red, white and blue.

Posted by RocketSurgeon from Canton, MI on 07/24/12 at 11:59 PM ET

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Philly rolls the dice and craps out again.

Posted by PenguinJuice on 07/25/12 at 12:57 AM ET

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What’s wrong with Philly rolling the dice?

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 07/25/12 at 03:05 AM ET

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So is Columbus the flavor of the month to dump on? Two years ago it was Nashville, then it was Phoenix, can’t they stick with a more traditional mess like the Leafs?

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 07/25/12 at 10:56 AM ET

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