Remember when the Philadelphia Flyers signed Shea Weber to a massive offer sheet? Yeah, everyone does. Well, according to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia, it looks like they still might be interested in the Nashville Predators defenseman.
In a question and answer with his followers on Twitter, Panaccio was asked whether the Flyers should trade for Weber. Panaccio replied by saying that the Flyers need an impact defenseman and Weber more than fits that bill.
Panaccio notes that the Predators wouldn’t deal Weber during the season because they could ask for so much more at the draft. He also notes that the Predators have brought in more than a couple young defensemen that might make dealing Weber more palpable.
It is no secret that the Flyers need to fix their defense. It is a real lackluster group since Chris Pronger left. Adding Weber would immediately give them a superstar on the blue line. If there is a way this could be done, then the Flyers have to do it. They have a good forward corps, Steve Mason looks to be a good fit in the Flyers net, now they have to focus on their defense.
You would be sure that the Flyers would have to give up some of their young players. Sean Coutourier is mentioned by the fan who asked the question and I think he would have to be included in the deal. Add in a prospect like Samuel Morin, a first-round pick and possibly another prospect, and a deal might be done.
The 2014 NHL Draft is set to take place in Philadelphia. Like the New Jersey Devils did by acquiring Cory Schneider at last year’s draft, Philadelphia could make an even bigger splash when the host it.