The Nashville Predators have decided to match the intense 14-year, $100 million-plus offer sheet that had been submitted by a Philadelphia Flyers team desperate to solidify a suddenly depleted blue line.
Naturally the subject is no longer how loaded the Flyers would have been with Weber.
Instead, the idea has been flipped onto the side. Now the question seems to be: "How bad did Nashville screw up in matching this offer?"
Odd how that happens.
It made sense for the Flyers to offer the sheet but it's an awful move by the Predators to match. I don't honestly believe there's much of a discussion to be had.
The Predators absolutely and undoubtedly made the correct move by securing their captain and best player for nearly the next decade-and-a-half.
I flat out don't like these insane deals that match player and team for over six or seven years. Yet in this case, I don't have a choice but to buy in.
Here's five reasons why you should too.