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Preds' choice with Weber is clear cut

Updated: July 19, 2012, 10:31 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

So who suffered from the biggest case of financial nausea Thursday morning?

Was it the Nashville Predators' ownership group upon learning of the Philadelphia Flyers' 14-year, $110 million offer sheet that was signed by franchise defenseman Shea Weber? Should they choose to match the offer sheet, it would cost the Predators $68 million in signing bonuses through the first six years of the deal, $27 million alone in the next calendar year.

Or was it NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, whose ...

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