Archive for July 25, 2012
If Shea Weber wanted out of Nashville, you would never have known it from the sound of his voice on Wednesday afternoon. The Predators captain participated in a conference call with the media after Nashville matched the 14-year, $110 million offer
sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers.
“It’s a good feeling. It’s where I started,” Weber said of Nashville. “They gave me the chance from the beginning. It would be really exciting to win in this city. The fans are very passionate. It is a good hockey city. I can’t wait to get the season going.
“They are not backing down. You know it is a situation where a lot of people doubted them. They said from the beginning if there was an offer sheet, they would match it. They were challenged, and they stepped up. That’s exactly what we were looking for.”
Weber dismissed the notion that he would have rather played for the Flyers when the puck drops on the 2012-13 season.
“It’s the business side of it. We utilized the CBA the best way we could while it is the way it is. It worked out great. I love it in Nashville.” Weber explained, adding “I’m excited. It is a very exciting time for the Predators organization and myself. It is a big step in the right direction. Ownership showed a commitment in the last week.” (more…)