Shea Weber

Video: Jeremy Roenick weighs in on Weber’s offer sheet, CBA talks


Ultra long-term deals are becoming the expectation when you’re talking about a star player nowadays. We recently talked about the logic behind them and the massive risks they involve.

Jeremy Roenick applauds the Philadelphia Flyers for going out and trying to improve their club with their 14-year offer sheet on Shea Weber, but he also sees the risk in the contract length. Check out the video below to see Roenick’s thoughts on the new deal and the CBA negotiations:

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More on Weber:

Agent: Weber doesn’t want to go through another rebuilding process

“Small-town guy” Weber was hesitant to sign with the Rangers

Report: Nashville wanted Couturier as part of potential Weber trade

Weber’s agent: Philadelphia is “a destination place”

Preds GM Poile issues statement on Weber offer sheet

So…what if Nashville doesn’t match Philly’s offer sheet for Weber?

Report: Weber’s front-loaded offer sheet worth $110 million, packed with signing bonuses

Report: Philadelphia, Shea Weber agree on a 14-year offer sheet

Kings, NHLPA announce settlement in Richards grievance

Los Angeles Kings v New York Rangers

The Los Angeles Kings announced today that they have “reached an agreement with Mike Richards to resolve the grievance filed in relation to the termination of his NHL Standard Players Contract. The terms are agreeable to all parties.”

The club said that it will not be commenting further “on the terms” of the settlement.

The NHLPA released a similar statement.

It was reported earlier in the week that a settlement was close to being reached; however, it wasn’t clear what salary-cap penalties the Kings would incur.

We’re starting to find out some details now:

How the final numbers differ from what the Kings would have incurred if they’d bought Richards out will be interesting to see. And if there are differences, how will they be justified?

Stay tuned.

Report: Ex-NHLer Aaron Ward arrested for ‘assault on a female’ (Updated)

Brad May, Kevin Hodson, Jiri Fischer, Aaron Ward

Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for “assault on a female,” per WNCN.

Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.

Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Update: Per WRAL, Ward’s wife called 9-1-1 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. ET. Police confirmed Ward was arrested at his home in Cary.

According to the warrant for his arrest, he took away his wife’s phone.

Because of the nature of his charges, Ward will spend a mandatory 48 hours in the Wake County jail. Anyone arrested on a domestic violence charge is held for 48 hours before bail is set.

And here’s a statement from TSN: