The Armchair GM Thread (Part Nine)
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12-18-2011, 10:55 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...
Why would Nashville not match a lowball offer? I would rather have one more season with Weber than some measly 2nd/3rd round picks. For one, they'd get one more season to convince Shea to stay. Even if the odds are stacked against them doing so, it's worth a shot, imo.
If I were the Canucks though, I'd make every effort to bring Shea to vancouver this off-season. You just never know what can happen in one seasons' time.
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