Clearly, Philadelphia is in a position of need. The Flyers need help on the backline, they have watched teams around them in the East get better, and are still smarting from consecutive exits in the second round. Not to mention, last summer, Holmgren pulled off the stunning deals to get rid of high-priced forwards Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, and the two ended up helping Los Angeles to the Stanley Cup last month.
So, with a move like this, the Flyers seem to be drawing a line in the sand, especially after watching so many stars head elsewhere this offseason.
Perhaps Weber stops all of that. After all, he would likely be the Eastern Conference's biggest offseason addition, and one that can fuel Philadelphia's chase for a first Stanley Cup since 1975.
AP Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker in Nasvhille, Tenn., contributed to this report.
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