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05-29-2012, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jeh82 View Post
Sorry, no. I was saying that even if Weber signed a (multi-year) offersheet @ 8.5, I think Nashville would match, knowing they could always trade him later.
If they match the 8.5m for 1 year, they have three options:

1. sign him to an extension
2. try to trade his rights if they know he will become a UFA
3. try to trade him for value at the deadline

None of those options seem appealing outside of #1, and I'm not so sure #1 can get done if Weber is planning the same course of action as Suter. Knowing that he could be a rental only, some teams may not pony up the trade deadline value for him; that of course is under the assumption that Nashville is out of the playoff hunt and has the luxury to move Weber.

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