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07-06-2011, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by thomas magnum View Post
I think that if he wants to sign for anything you do it. When you think about trading him is when he has 1 year left on his contract and you know he won't sign again. You trade him at the beginning of the season and get back max benefit. If you can get 2 years out of a player like Weber you take it.

Now if you knew he was going to bolt as soon as he hits UFA and you have the chance to trade him for either Stamkos or Parise then I say you pull the trigger. The defense in Nashville seems like it could withstand the hit of losing Weber as long as the return on up front was big enough. Those are two of the few guys in the league that I think it would be worth it. This is assuming that Parise is healthy and ready to play at the level he did before the injury.
I think the real problem with not signing Weber to a long term contract is that it indicates to other players that this is not a place to play long term. Why do we think that Stamkos or Parise would stay here long term if Weber won't?

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