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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
Wish we knew all the details. One the face of it based on what we have all been told shea haschanged his mind, the issue is whether its out if greed or a desire to not get locked in to a long term mediocre team.

But this sure sounds a long way from "we know what he wants and ownership is willing to give it to him" from poile and "im sure it will get done" from Shea.

All of this post is based on the assumption that strickland is correct, of course
This is complete speculation on my part, but I wonder if Weber was promised that Poile would do everything he could to bring in an elite forward. And while Poile made a lot of room to do just that, he couldn't find a deal that he could pull the trigger on this off-season, so he goes back to Weber to tell him that he can't find that forward right now leading to Weber's change of heart in terms of duration.

Again, complete speculation.

Continuing that speculation (because it's fun), it might force Poile's hand in swinging a deal to bring in an elite forward, a short term deal at a high rate, or Weber traded.

Anything less than the first option is a PR disaster for Poile and the ownership. All have said that Weber will be a Predator for a long time, not going anywhere, etc. And all have said that the Fisher trade marked the end of "Nashville being a small market" when it comes to players.

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