The Nashville Predators may lose their top defenseman Shea Weber to the Philadelphia Flyers.
According to tsn.ca, the Flyers have signed the restricted defenseman to an offer sheet.
TSN’s Darren Dreger also reported that prior to him signing, the Wings were involved in trade talks with the Predators for Weber.
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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenceman Shea Weber to a 14-year offer sheet worth upwards of $100 million.
The Nashville Predators have seven days to match the offer if they wish to retain Weber’s services.
The 26-year-old remained a restricted free agent after failing to come to an agreement with the Predators when his one-year $7.5 million deal awarded through arbitration, expired after the season.
Compensation in the form of draft picks for the Predators should they choose not to match the Flyers offer is tied to the average per year cap hit of the offer sheet. It is expected the Predators would receive either four first round draft picks or two first round picks, one second and one third from the Flyers.
The native of Sicamous, BC is coming off back-to-back first team NHL All-Star selections. He finished 2011-12 with 19 goals and 49 points.
The captain of the Predators has spent seven seasons in Nashville, recording 99 goals and 263 points in 480 career NHL games.