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by Paul on 07/23/12 at 09:28 AM ET
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,
With four nights to contemplate keeping Shea Weber for the next 14 years, the Nashville Predators have yet to make a decision whether to match the $110 million offer sheet the Flyers tendered the star defenseman last Wednesday.
When contacted by the Daily News on Sunday, Predators CEO Jeff Cogen referred to the original statement issued by the team on Thursday.
Similarly, the Flyers have not heard anything yet as to the Predators’ intentions.
In their statement, Nashville general manager David Poile said they will “take the appropriate time to review and evaluate it and all of its ramifications in order to make the best decision for the Predators in both the short and long-term.”
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
An NHL source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday night that Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren and his Nashville counterpart, David Poile, have talked “just once” since restricted free-agent Shea Weber signed a 14-year, $110 million contract with Philadelphia on Wednesday.
That fuels speculation that Nashville is thinking about sending Weber, arguably the league best all-around defenseman, to the Flyers in a trade.
If Nashville was going to match the offer, there would be no need for Poile to confer with Holmgren.
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