The report ends more than five days of endless speculation about how the Flyers would improve with the addition of Shea Weber, speculation that had run so rampant and been so analyzed that it almost began to seem true.
Alas, for the Philadelphia Flyers, the dream of landing the best young defenseman in the league was only that: a dream.
With Weber remaining in Nashville, Philadelphia’s near-momentous offseason has become insignificant and lacking any major moves to improve the roster.
A lineup with Weber had the potential to be the most potent in the league. The team’s lineup without Weber is still competitive, but frighteningly similar to last year’s squad that found itself eliminated in five games to the New Jersey Devils.
Simply put, Nashville screwed Philadelphia’s glorious offseason plan.