Depending on how true the rumors in this article are, it seems like the Flyers are even scumbags in the front office. It's just some dude playing armchair GM, which we all have done before. The thing that bothers me is the rumors like these
Word is Holmgren warned Predators GM Dave Poile to negotiate a trade or else Weber would be signed to an offer sheet Nashville can't match.
But the Flyers have nothing to lose threatening Columbus with an offer sheet … and then signing Johansen to it.
I don't think this is very common in the NHL. For GMs to subtlety be like, "Watch your RFA, unless you'd rather make a deal." It seems so scummy to me, but would not surprise me if Holmgren did this. I do not see Lou operating in this way at all, let alone sign other teams players to offer sheets.