Deadspin Says That Paul Holmgren Is, Basically, The Smartest Man to Ever Live

Last night, the Flyers organization went ahead and decided that they’d like have Shea Weber wear an orange and black sweater for the rest of eternity. So, Paul Holmgren and company signed the guy to a 14-year, $110 million, front-loaded offer sheet built on a foundation of signing bonuses. Deadspin points out that it was a genius move and pretty much marks the end of an era in NHL free agency. [Deadspin]