Kevin Epp, the player agent representing Nashville defenseman Shea Weber, spoke with the Philadelphia media on Thursday after his client signed a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet with the Flyers.
His comments might not sit too well with the Predator faithful.
Sam Carchidi of Philly.com reports Epp said Philadelphia is “a destination place” and that he and Weber “felt it was the right fit.”
Weber does have some ties to the organization. Former Predators teammates Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen have been in Philly since 2007; Weber also played with Braydon Coburn on Team Canada at the 2005 World Juniors. (Weber also roomed with Luke Schenn in WHL Kelowna.)
Even though Nashville has seven days to match the offer sheet, Epp sounded as though he and his client were ready to move on from the Predators.
“When Ryan [Suter] left, I think things changed,” Epp told CSN Philly. “It wasn’t the same team that finished the season.”
Julien says Lundqvist’s acting ‘doesn’t need to be on the ice’
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.