So Shea wants a short term deal ?
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08-03-2011, 11:54 AM
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You wonder how much the Jeff Carter/Mike Richards trades spoiled all of this for Weber. Poile could tell Shea that the UFA market wasn't conducive to building a Cup winner (when is it ever?) with only one big name out there that was destined for NYC no matter what. But when you see two top-flight centers traded for picks and prospects, it's difficult for Poile to claim that there was no one out there to improve the team. And if that's why Weber wants to leave, it's difficult to see Suter or Rinne wanting to stay when the big payday awaits from a team that isn't passive and can spend to the cap max.
In the effort to come up with something that hasn't already been said 219 times this summer (or at least I haven't seen this), consider this: If we're correct that Weber wants to see Poile moving this team forward in competitiveness and we presume that he is frustrated by the lack of Poile's moves and also what moves other teams have made, remember we're only working with the moves we've seen and maybe a few solid rumors that have flown around. Just imagine how much Weber and his agent are privy to because, you know,
they are actually working in the game
. If we're transferring our frustration with the Preds lack of moves to what Weber maybe is thinking, consider what Weber and his agent may know about the details of certain players who moved to another team that could have ended up in Nashville but didn't, or all of those other deals that were never actually executed. They would know so much more than we do about what Poile did or didn't do, whether anybody was even interested in coming to Nashville, or who knows what as the summer moved along. The difference between what Poile says about building the team and the realty of what Weber and his agent see as actually happening here through the information they get could be much more significant than we can imagine.
So if you're looking for what changed this summer between Weber and Poile, just think about all the other "inside" information versus the tip of the iceberg that we actually see or hear about. It's not just the details we know, but the ones we don't that could have certainly turned the tables.
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