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11-15-2011, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by phlocky View Post
Just imagine if we had dug our feet in the ground and DEMANDED Weber straight up for Forsberg back in 07. As opposed to demanding their top defensive prospect we settled on their 2nd best defensive prospect (which we gave back to them later on for what amounted to a 3rd rnd pick), a 3rd line roster player (which we gave away along with a 2nd rnd pick for a lesser player that we later let walk for nothing just 2 years later), a 1st rnd pick (which we later gave back to them) and a 3rd rnd pick (which hasn't amounted to anything).

We SHOULD have just told them "give us Shea Weber and we'll call it even, we don't want a roster forward, a 1st and a 3rd rnd pick too, just Weber. It's him or we go with the Kings offer." They PROBABLY would have done it as Parent was still a highly regarded prospect (though not nearly as high as Weber) and they get to keep Upshall and their 1st too.
There is no way Nashville would have done that, as Weber was already a key member of their defense during the 2006/07 season in only his second year (after only playing 28 NHL games the year before). They were loading up for a playoff run so they wouldn't be inclined to move a important contributing player. They undoubtedly only were interesting in moving players that didn't effect their current roster (Parent was still in junior and Upshall had only played 14 games for them during that season).

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