Well, this is one way to celebrate April Fools, we suppose.
Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne appeared to post a photo of himself and defenseman Shea Weber to Instagram Monday, in which the two Preds smiled while holding up Flyers hats. The photo was presented without comment, but was presumably intended to trick fans for just a second that the two might be headed to Philadelphia at the trade deadline.
Was it Photoshopped or genuine? Either way ... Ouch.
Weber, of course, came very close to becoming a Flyer last summer, when the team offered the restricted free agent a 14-year, $110-million contract. Nashville matched the offer sheet on July 24, keeping their captain in the Music City.
Update: April Fools, indeed! The photo appears to be just a darn good Photoshop. This appears to be its original. Still: Nice prank!