The Armchair GM Thread (Part Nine)
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12-18-2011, 10:06 PM
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If the Canucks want Weber, the best thing to do is offer sheet him.
He may even take a bit of a discount doing it, and it would still put the Preds in a tough situation. Offer him a 1yr deal. If the Preds match, they can't deal him and he walks as a UFA after the season... so chances are that the Preds would likely not match even a low offer for 1 yr... if they do, they won't even get a 2nd/3rd round pick for his UFA rights, as he couldn't get traded.
If Weber really wants to come to Vancouver, that is probably the best way to do it for the Canucks...
How does arbitration factor in? The team took Weber to arbitration last year, can they elect for arbitration again? I was under the impression they could. Nashville would be better off taking him to arbitration, signing him to a year deal, then moving him to the highest bidder.
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