Brooks says that the Rangers were engaging in dialogue with the Predators and were also in a position to send an offer sheet to him. Those plans fell through when Weber revealed that he didn't want to live here.
Most of the Rangers live in Manhattan while most of the Flyers live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and close to their practice rink in South Jersey.
4:21PM: Katie Strang tweets that Shea Weber visited with the Rangers recently and the team was on his short list of teams that he was interested in joining.
Weber was in Philadelphia according to the Philly Daily News two weeks ago touring the practice rink and meeting executives.
Strang says that Weber liked everything about the Rangers organization including coaching, ownership and hockey operations but he didn't seem to have interest in living in Manhattan.