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06-14-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
It doesn't work like that. You are buying a year of risk this year, so for me, that dollar number changes after this season.

Basically, with guaranteed contracts, signing a player a year ahead of when is required (UFA), the team transfers a year of liability associated with injury from that player to the team. If the Preds sign Weber tomorrow and he gets seriously injured, the Preds live with the longterm consequences. If Weber goes into the final year of his deal without an extension and suffers that same injury, he loses both dollars and term on his next deal.

Signing Weber tomorrow probably take like 10 years, 75 million. Signing Weber on July 1, 2013 probably costs 10 years, 80 million +.
I was speaking more along the lines of "if he is willing to indicate the he will sign long-term with the Flyers if the money is right" we might as well wait for the offseason and give up nothing but money for him.

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