Restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber has signed a 14-year, $100-million offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers.
After posting 49 points in 2011-12, Weber finished second in Norris Trophy voting to Ottawa's Erik Karlsson. Weber was set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2012-13 season.
The Predators have one week to match the Flyers offer. Should they match it, there would be a one-year moratorium on trading Weber, so a "sign and trade" is not an option for Preds GM David Poile.
If the Flyers are successful in inking Weber, they will owe their next four first-round draft selections, or two first-round selections, one second-round pick and one third-round pick to the Predators as compensation. The compensation package is directly tied to the average annual value of the contract.
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