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07-19-2012, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Rick Deckard View Post
I think the truth lies somewhere between your 2nd and 4th point. Holmgren discusses a trade for Weber since Suter decided to sign in Minnesota. He recently acknowledged that other teams can offer better packages than he can and decided to directly offer a contract. With Weber signing he assured that Weber either plays for the Flyers or stays in Nashville for at least another year. If the second option happens, he can make another trade offer a year from now and try to beat other teams. If that didn't happened and another team acquired his rights, Weber may have been off the market forever.

Regarding the "signing bonus", it's $28.08MM paid within a year, but it is still the total amount of money he is paid for the first two years. It's not as ridiculous as it is made out, we paid Briere $20MM over the same timespan 5 years ago.
But the difference is, we have the money to pay it. Nashville may not

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