Shea Weber will be around in Nashville to shatter the helmets of Detroit Red Wings players for many seasons to come.

Doing what many in hockey figured they would and the Wings were hoping they wouldn't, the Predators announced this afternoon they'd match the 14-year, $110 million offer sheet Weber signed with the Philadelphia Flyers last week.

The Wings made contact with Weber's agent on July 1, to see what the restricted free agent was going to do. The Wings eventually met with Weber and made a pitch why he would be a great fit in Detroit. Weber did consider the Wings as a destination, but when it came down to it, the Wings were not given the chance by Weber's camp to even consider tendering an offer sheet.