Thread: Player Discussion: Shea Weber
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08-23-2011, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by gopreds19 View Post
Any idea then why he made the Franson/Lombardi trade. All I've heard was that it was to either bring in more scoring or get Weber locked up long term.

Neither of your predictions justify giving away two players for nothing. Did Poile just not conceive that he couldn't get Weber to commit long term?
If we didn't get rid of Lombardi, then we would be completely done making major additions, even at the deadline. Our budget space would be gone, except for maybe a minor $1-2M addition. With Lombardi gone, we can now make a deal when it presents itself. I wouldn't be surprised if we "win" the trade-deadline sweepstakes, like we did in 2007.

I personally think we are lucky to have gotten rid of Lombardi, even at the cost of losing Franson. This is how I look at it: We traded a 1st, 3rd (conditional), and Franson for upgrading a concussed Lombardi to Fisher. A little steep but worth it IMO. (This may not be the best analysis now that I look at it )

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