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08-02-2011, 08:33 PM
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So the Predators low-balled in arbitration with $4.7 or whatever million. Yes I understand the pawn stars concept. And that we will likely meet in the middle.

But the Predators had to spend 90 minutes explaining to the arbitrator why Shea Weber was worth that low ball offer. You think that doesn't the player just a little bit? Give me a break.

People will tout that arbitration was worth it in case we save a bit of money since perhaps a stop gap 1 year deal was going to be signed anyway. I still suggest that that money isn't worth straining a relationship with a Norris candidate all-star defensemen who happens to be your captain and face of the franchise. Not to mention the message it sends to the rest of the players and league. I'm sure Suter and Rinne are running up to sign now. They will likely need to be overpaid in order to be convinced to stay.

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