Thread: Speculation: Shea Weber
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07-06-2012, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Reaper1097 View Post
I like the idea of front loading a huge deal for weber, like a 12 yr 120 mil deal with 30+ mil in the 1st calendar year. That way one of two things happen...

1) the preds can't afford to match and the flyers get weber only giving up draft picks. Which should be low 1st round picks and not a drastic loss for flyers since they already have a young core of players. Weber only being 27 yrs old just adds to the young core. He just entering his prime and IMO is absolutely worth the draft picks the flyers would give up.

2) the preds somehow match. Obviously the flyers don't get weber which sucks but at least this guarantees that weber stays in the western conference and away from an eastern conference rival like Pitt or NYR. The next best thing to the flyers getting weber is him staying far away from the eastern conference...
Regardlesss of any offer sheet they will match. Worst case scenerio, they turn match and trade him if they can't afford him. Either way, an OS will not work.

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