In the wake of the Flyers' shocking offer to restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber, we heard from the Predators. We heard very briefly from the Flyers... but we hadn't heard from Weber himself. We probably never will, at least until this situation is resolved, but we did get a pretty clear indication of his thinking via his agent Jarrett Bousque. He spoke with the Philadelphia Daily News and said that Weber wants to join the Flyers and is attracted by their rich history and desire to win.
"It turns out, there was no real hard sell [on Weber]," Bousquet said. "There are a lot of great teams and organizations out there, in great cities. But when you put everything on the table, the Flyers were the best fit in nearly every category. Philly followed with the offer. In the end, it was too good to pass up."