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by Paul on 07/25/12 at 08:10 PM ET
from John Glennon of The Tennessean,
In his first public comments since the Predators matched a 14-year offer sheet for Shea Weber, the all-star defenseman expressed enthusiasm for returning to Nashville and said he hopes to finish his career here.
Those comments were in contrast to those of Weber’s agent, who in recent days said Weber wanted to play in Philadelphia — because the Predators were in a “rebuilding” stage and because the Predators didn’t have a track record of signing top free agents.
“I guess that was (agent Jarrett Bousquet’s) feelings,” Weber said. “Like I said, I was never a part of any of that. I didn’t make any statements publicly.
“I love the city of Nashville. I love the fans and my teammates. It’s a very positive thing that the ownership has stepped up and shown they’re going to be a team that’s going to spend to the cap and bring guys in and be a successful team.”...
Because he’d signed the offer sheet in the first place, however, there was some speculation Weber would push for a trade to the Flyers after this coming season. But Weber said he doesn’t envision that scenario occurring.
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