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.”