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Then and Now: Steve Eminger

The Philadelphia Flyers had their dreams of acquiring Shea Weber crushed yesterday, as the Nashville Predators matched Philly’s offer sheet to keep the elite defenseman in Tennessee. One reason why this is so painful to the Flyers’ faithful is due to the fact that Matt Carle signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier in the month. Carle spent parts of four seasons with the Orange and Black thanks to Philly’s trade with the Lightning back in 2008, where the Flyers acquired the blue liner in exchange for Steve Downie, a fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft (drafting Alex Hutchings), and Steve Eminger. …

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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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Podcast: Episode 33, Marbles

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ offer sheet to Shea Weber, the Rangers’ acquisition of Rick Nash, Dan Carcillo being Dan Carcillo, and more! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 33 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

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Around the Net 07.24.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. The Shea Weber Watch Continues… You might have heard the Flyers signed some defenseman named Shea to an offer sheet. Apparently, he’s pretty good. [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Check here to update Shea’s current status [Shea Watch] [Countdown clock] The Rick Nash Saga is Over Scott Howson gets something for Rick Nash,but probably not enough. [The Checking Line] [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] Remembering Jessica Redfield The hockey world lost one of our own in …

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CBA 101: Everything Shea Weber

With #WeberWatch in full effect, I thought I would try something different with this week’s CBA 101 article. The signing of Shea Weber to an offer sheet has brought a few lesser known aspects of restricted free agency to the forefront. I thought I would use this as an opportunity to touch on them. The first concept I’d like to discuss is regarding Weber’s restricted free agent compensation. When the offer sheet was first signed there was quite a bit of confusion as to what the compensation would actually be. Many people thought that it would be two first rounders, …