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08-03-2011, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by LuLu View Post
I don't know if he wants to go to Vancouver, I do think he wants to play on a team that spends to the cap. Vancouver is one of those teams but so is Detroit, Washington, etc etc.

If Weber was playing on Detroit this fiasco would not have happened. He would have signed long term for less than market value. Thats what most players on contending teams do.
As much as I hate to admit it, you are right on some accounts. I would replace "spends to the cap" with "is dedicated to winning" though. If we had signed Brad Richards or something, we could be at the midpoint and Weber wouldnt care. he just wants proof that we care about winning. But you are right that he is not gonna sign longterm til we do something.

As far as the good-team discount thing....what? Look at guys like Lidstrom, Joel Ward, Hamhuis, etc. They signed right at market value, Wardo well above it. Some players (Vokoun) take discounts, but some dont.

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