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Here we are, Flyers fans. Offers to Ryan Suter and Zach Parise were procured and rejected, thankfully. A mega offer sheet to the tune of 14 years and $110 million dollars was matched by Nashville for all-world defenseman Shea Weber — a contract so large that it could cripple the Nashville franchise if they don’t sell out every game and make a deep playoff run. So what do the Flyers do now? More specifically, what does Paul Holmgren do now? We knew before that Homer has marbles (see “Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, trades of”). We know Homer’s cajones got …

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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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On a lockout, the offseason, and more

After the Minnesota Wild signed both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, a trend became apparent: small-market teams were spending big money while traditional big spenders remained relatively quiet. At first, this seemed to be because teams like the Flyers and Rangers were not only making big bids for the aforementioned All-Stars but were also tied up in trade talks for Rick Nash and Bobby Ryan. Now that the Collective Bargaining Agreement talks are underway, one has to wonder if the owners of big-market teams kept GMs on a short leash to see how the negotiations played out. Last offseason, many …