Thursday, July 19, 2012

Preds issue statement after Weber signs offer sheet with Philadelphia

The Nashville Predators released a statement today from General Manager David Poile regarding the offer sheet that Shea Weber signed with the Philadelphia Flyers. Here is the press release:

Nashville, Tenn. (July 19, 2012) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile issued the following statement this morning:

"We are in receipt of the offer sheet signed between the Philadelphia Flyers and Shea Weber. Under the rules pertaining to an offer sheet, the Predators have one week to decide whether to match or accept the compensation. We have stated previously that, should a team enter into an offer sheet with Shea, our intention would be to match and retain Shea. Our ownership has provided us with the necessary resources to build a Stanley Cup-winning team. Due to the complexity of the offer sheet, we 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.

"We do not anticipate any further comments on this situation until we make our decision within the next seven days."

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