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07-19-2012, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul4587 View Post
It's not all bad. Weber is either a Flyer or a Predator for life (probably more likely to be a Predator). It keeps him out of the Eastern conference for his whole career. The Flyers would have been among many bidding next offseason and the chances of them getting him then would be pretty small and if someone like Pittsburgh signed him it would not bode well for Philadelphia.
Unless they had no shot of trading for them, which seems unlikely given their young assets, then it's a pretty dumb move. This basically ensures he won't be a Flyer, and probably ensures that Voracek has an offer sheet coming his way pretty soon(likely for around $4.7 mil, meaning compensation is only 1+3 and they Flyers are pretty much screwed cap-wise by matching).

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