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Hockey Hilarity: Remembering Webering

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! It’s been exactly one year and a few hours since the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber agreed on a crazy ridiculous offer sheet, which sent the whole hockey world into a tizzy. It was a ton of fun for five days until the Preds matched the offer and Weber became Predators property for life (more than likely anyway, who would want that deal with all that silly …

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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, …

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Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet

After weeks of speculation, the Flyers signed restricted free agent (RFA), defenseman Shea Weber to an offer sheet. General manager Paul Holmgren issued a statement on Thursday morning confirming the move: “The Philadelphia Flyers have signed restricted free agent (D) Shea Weber to an offer sheet. There will be no further comment at this time.” TSN’s Darren Dreger reported it is for 14 years in excess of $100 million. Nashville has seven days to match or choose to accept four first-round draft picks as compensation. In addition, Preds GM David Poile issued his own statement minutes ago: “We are in …

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CBA 101 Part 8: the 100 Percent Rule and Shea Weber

When free agency rolls around, there is always discussion about how the newly signed contracts are laid out. Is it front loaded, back loaded, or relatively even year to year? You’ll often even hear discussion with respect to Restricted Free Agents, such as in the case of Shea Weber currently, and attempting to sign him to such a hugely front-loaded offer sheet that Nashville could not match. I’d argue, that that is harder to do than many realize. When structuring contracts there are certain rules which restrict how much a player’s salary can increase or decrease from year to year. …