...just reading into more of this. looks like there are 2 items out there regarding if this deal goes through:
1) flyers need to shed cap space
2) preds need to take on cap space
i almost wonder if the preds, while not really wanting to help philly out, take chris pronger's contract in exchange for yet another pick/player (basically philly saying, "i'll give you X (player/pick) if you take pronger -- you don't have to really give me anything (although it may take a 6th round pick or something to make it legit)". this then accomplishes both goals, especially if nashville DOESN'T put pronger on LTIR. he won't be playing a single game but his contract cap hit brings the team up some.
since the day philly signed pronger i'd said after he is done playing the flyers would move the contract to free up their cap and give it to a team that actually needs it (oddly enough, the dead weight cap hit without paying anything is an asset in a business sense). there may be no better partners than these two again.
we'll see how it plays out. i'm hoping weber doesn't go to philly but i did just read this (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120720/SPORTS02/307200060/Analysis-Weber-tests-Preds-commitment?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Sports|p
Jarrett Bousquet, Weber’s agent, told AM-1050 in Toronto. “He would like to play with the Philadelphia Flyers because we all feel he’s just another piece in the puzzle to take them to the next level, and he doesn’t want to go through a rebuilding process again.”
i think what i find the most disturbing, however, is on this page - http://www.tennessean.com/section/SPORTS
. Anyone notice it?