Detroit Red Wing VP Jimmy Develllano criticized the Flyers for their 14-year, $110 million offer to unrestricted free agent Shea Weber this past offseason.
Devellano did not appreciate the Flyers' tactic of forcing the Predators to match an off-the-charts offer. "There is a hard cap in place as we all know. You can't go over that....period," the Red Wings' executive said. "If Weber gets this much, then another player gets less. Now does that mean it's right for another team to do that? My answer is this: They (the Flyers) operated within the CBA and it's totally legit to do. Having said that, I will tell you there is an unwritten rule that you don't do that, but they did, and just like everything else in life, some people are great to deal with, some aren't. If you are asking me if it's right, I would say there is, again, an unwritten rule...we all know it in the NHL, but not everyone follows it." With nothing else going on in the NHL a little in-fighting is a breath of fresh air don't you think?
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 11:56:00 AM