Off-season Armchair GM Thread Part VII
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07-09-2012, 04:25 PM
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You would be a terrible negotiator.
If Weber agrees to that, first off you don't tell Nashville about it...
Second, even if they do find out, you don't offer them Couture. You offer them Boyle (so they have a D to stopgap the #1 role), Pavelski and/or Clowe, and picks prospects. They will not have the leverage to demand Couture when every other team in the league just found out Weber prefers to play in San Jose (or whichever team).
I wouldn't offer that to them, I am saying that Nashville would demand that and I think Weber is worth it.
Look at it from Nashville's perspective. The only way you deal Weber to the sharks for anything less than Couture is if he comes out publicly and says that no matter what his future is in SJ. He says he would like to start this year in SJ but will sign in SJ the following year no matter what. Even then I don't think they agree to a lesser deal. If he leaves they have to go in to a short term rebuild and could get better young pieces for even a 1 year rental Weber than anything the sharks could offer short of Couture (or maybe Burns). It also sets a terrible precedent for players wanting out of Nashville.
You don't think the Flyers wouldn't send 2 of their amazing young forwards + multiple picks for Weber and then offer him a 120 mil contract? What if they win the cup like that? Does he still agree to sign with SJ if that happens?
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