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03-14-2011, 04:36 PM
Ron Barr
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Originally Posted by dire wolf View Post
I think you guys are aiming too low on Weber. I'd offer him at least 3 years, if not more. You have to take some chances and lock in some guys cheap for long term. With Weber's style of play and my perception of his character, I don't think you are going to have drop off in his level of play. (Goalies and scorers can be flukey and inconsistent, but stay-at-home defensemen tend to be more consistent, as long as they have a good work ethic and positive attitude.) Therefore, I lock him up for a while. If he continues to play at his current level for another year, his value will will increase significantly.
I don't think Weber would want a 3+ year at this point in his career. He's still young, so he'll probably want to keep his options open just in case. If we can lock him up long term then I'd love to though.

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