The Webs/Suts Rose Ceremony - All Ryan Suter/Shea Weber FA talk
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01-09-2012, 05:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Smashville, TN
(Let me preface by saying I hate that Bachelor/Bachelorette crap. Glorified staged dramas with openly sexual tie-ins.)
OK, now as far as the situation, I have been bothered for a while with this whole 'show me; no, really you HAVE to SHOW me!' tone seeming to come from Weber and Suter. Not that I am a hockey superstar, but do they think they are unique as athletes in wanting to play for a championship? Barring a drastic/freak injury, these guys got to have at least 8 solid years of NHL caliber play left in them. It just feels somewhat egotistical to refuse to sign here at least for a shorter term if they are offered equitable money by Nashville. Now, I know some will say, they have the right to refuse to sign if they don't want to. I do not dispute that. But any neutral observer that plots the trajectory of this club would agree they have built a solid prospect base now; they have improved ownership; they have improved the operations side of the franchise significantly this past year. The only thing missing is to solidify the on-ice product. If Weber and Suter essentially bluff DP and say 'make a big player move or we are outta here', then it is a self fulfilling prophecy. Because it takes two to tango. There has to be a willing partner to trade WITH. And if DP has to empty the cubbard of picks and first rate prospects, the team won't have the depth required to make that deep run. They will be one key injury from another early exit.
I really like both of these guys as dominant D men of their generation. But I am a fan of the team first and of its players second. If this game of chicken goes too far, nobody really wins except the two of them. And I (along with many other fans of the Preds) won't forget how they handle this situation.
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