Thread: Value of: Shea Weber to the Maple Leafs
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01-31-2011, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by reinjosh View Post
It had nothing to do with that. The reason he didn't end up in Nashville was because Nashville was scared Toronto would just offer sheet him to something they couldn't afford.

Regardless, both are bad partners.
Ummmm... isn't that exactly what I said in two different posts?
Originally Posted by 8BostonRocker24 View Post
It was never confirmed by anyone, but I do know Boston liked Nashville's package better because it included at least 1 NHL-ready player. Media sources and fans in Boston were convinced the deal was done between the 2 organizations.

The rumor was:
1 of: Jonathan Blum or Colin Wilson
and Nashville's 1st in 2010

So a good young player/prospect and a mid-round 1st.
Boston was ready to make the deal but Nashville pulled out once they realized Kessel would just sign an offer sheet with Toronto forcing Nashville to pay him $5.4 million/season or lose Kessel for Toronto's 1st, 2nd & 3rd round picks in 2010.
Originally Posted by 8BostonRocker24 View Post
No. Kessel ended up in Toronto because Nashville was unwilling to give him the money he was demanding. Nashville was offering 5 years @ $4.0 million a year, Kessel had Burke in his back pocket so he knew he was making $5.4 million if it was with Toronto, Nashville or Boston.

That's what held up that deal.

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