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07-06-2011, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by lstcyr View Post
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?
You and others above are exactly right. That's why this signing is so important. It shows financial commitment by the organization, stability, a willingness to keep and build around your best players and sense of commitment to winning. Failure to keep Weber after everything that was said would indicate the opposite and make Nashville look like a budget strapped farm club for the rest of the NHL. The Preds can either be a destination team or the Island of Misfit Toys due in large part to this single contract.

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