Once Zach Parise and Ryan Suter committed to Minnesota, all eyes have been on Shea Weber and Shane Doan in what has felt like the never-ending quest of where the two will play next season.
On Wednesday morning, an update on Weber became an instant headliner.
TSN first reported the Philadelphia Flyers have signed the star defenseman to a 14-year offer sheet worth 100 million.
The Predators now have seven days to match Philadelphia's offer. If they decide against keeping Weber, they will receive four first-round draft picks from the Flyers.
Should Nashville decline to match within the next week, this will be the first time Weber plays for another NHL team other than the Predators. Weber scored 19 goals and 30 assists in 78 games played last season as the team's captain. He recorded three goal and one assist in six matchups against the Blackhawks throughout the regular season.
MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs released Munenori Kawasaki on Tuesday, allowing the popular, high-energy Japanese infielder to see what's out there while still keeping the door open for his return.
The timing would also allow the Cubs to avoid paying the $100,000 retention bonus to Kawasaki, who's played parts of five big-league seasons with the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and last year's World Series team.
"Hopefully, we get a chance to sign him back," manager Joe Maddon said at the Sloan Park complex. "A guy like him needs to take advantage of how well he's playing and possibly see if there's a chance to get a major-league job."
With that move, the Cubs cut the roster to 30 players on their second-to-last day in the Cactus League this spring. Between Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist and Javier Baez – and prospects like Ian Happ and Chesny Young – the Cubs would appear to be covered up the middle for now.
"You can never have enough middle infielders," Maddon said. "I'd love to have him, no question. Hopefully, he's going to be back. Again, this is one of those things where the word 'release' is a very harsh word, but I think it can be rectified possibly. I hope he comes back to us."
Kristin Cavallari continues to chronicle husband Jay Cutler's life as a free agent in the most epic way possible.
With a revealing Instagram photo Tuesday morning, she may have hinted at a position change for the former Bears QB...to tight end! (Get it?)
For the NSFW version, head to KCavs' Instagram page.
Smokin' Jay takes on a whole new meaning now.
It's still apparent Jay Cutler just "DOON'T CAAAREE."
There are so many Bears jokes and puns to be made here:
Once a bare, always a bare?
Bare at heart?
Looks like he's in some bare weather.
We know who KCavs' tight end sleeper is in fantasy football this year. No ifs ands or butts about it.
OK I'm out.