The "Captain Caveman" Edition: Nashville Predators vs. Shea Weber 8/2/2011
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08-02-2011, 10:11 AM
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If all Weber wants is a 1 year deal - who cares if you destroy the relationship.
I don't get the thinking that if it's a 1 year deal, he still wants to be here.
If he wants to be here, he'd sign longer term and become the foundation of the team.
It's far more likely that instead of locking him into a 2 year deal, he just wants another bigger raise next year before bolting for UFA.
Because he, justifiably, has concerns about whether or not the team can afford to\will re-sign Suter and Rinne, and whether or not they can do what's necessary to better the team, rather than signing guys for league minimum and assuring the public that they're "another SK"
A lot of fans are being unreasonable in wanting Weber to sign, sight-unseen, without an idea as to whether the franchise will ever take the next step--and make the expenditures necessary to do so--or if they'll continue nickel and diming and hoping for offense from unlikely places.
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