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Shea It Ain’t So!

The Philadelphia Flyers tried to add one of the best defensemen in the NHL to the roster by signing restricted free agent Shea Weber to a 14 year, $110 million offer sheet. Their hopes were dashed on Tuesday when the Nashville Predators announced their decision to match the Flyers’ offer. The Predators had until 11:30 pm Wednesday to match the Flyers’ offer. If they had decided against it, they would have received four first-round draft picks as compensation. It was speculated that, had they not elected to match, they could have arranged a trade with the Flyers using those draft …

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The Five Stages of the Trading Block

Whenever a big name becomes available around the trading deadline there are 5 stages that fans of contending teams go through.  We’re currently seeing this with Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Below are the five stages of a process that drive the weak to madness and cause even the strongest to curl up in a ball in the corner. Stage 1: HOLY CRAP HE’S AVAILABLE!? A reporter reveals that the big name (Rick Nash from here on out) is on the market.  You can’t believe it.  You type in all caps on Twitter and Facebook.  This is madness.  …

Flyers acquire Versteeg

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired forward Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday evening in exchange for two draft picks. Heading to the top club in the Eastern Conference is the 24-year-old winger who tallied 14 goals and 35 points in 53 games for the struggling Maple Leafs this season. Going to Toronto are first-and-third round picks in the 2011 draft. “Kris is an exciting young forward. He’s 24 years old and he’ll fit in with our group of players here,” said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. “He’s a quality forward that can play in a lot of different …

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