Thread: Speculation: Shea Weber
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07-07-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by GoneFullHolmgren View Post
Pittsburgh, the Rangers and Boston are lining themselves yup with more cap space then we currently have. More then 1 team will be able to offer the max contract Weber will command next offseason provided he is a UFA.
Do you put all your eggs in one basket for next offseason hoping Weber signs here?
I think you are correct that it is far from a lock that he'll sign here, but I also don't think the Flyers are a much improved team if you trade valuable pieces from the roster and a bunch of picks for him. For example if you trade Coburn and Couturier for him are you any closer to the Cup? I don't think so. He's an upgrade on Coburn, but the rest of your defense remains iffy (especially after Kimmo is done) and you're losing one of your most valuable forwards on top of it.

They are much better going to UFA and hope they land one or more of Weber, Enstrom, Edler, Vlasic.

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