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Weber Signs OS w/ Philly (14 yrs, $110 mil - $7.85 mil cap hit) Mod Warning Post 364
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07-19-2012, 07:18 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington, DC
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A few of you are saying that this proves that Weber doesn't want to be a Pred. No, it proves almost the opposite. If he weren't more than happy to spend the rest of his career as a Pred, would he have signed an offer sheet that Poile could easily match? Of course he wouldn't have. We knew this before. We knew that he wouldn't sign an offer sheet if he wanted to leave.
Consider what I think is going on:
Shea wants to sign a long-term deal with Preds
Preds make offer, but it isn't quite the amount, term or structure that Shea wants
Preds, either for leverage or seriously, start to shop Shea
Shea fears that he'll be traded (and without him having any say as to where)
Shea's #1 choice is Preds and #2 choice is Flyers
Shea signs the deal that he wants with the Flyers
If Preds match, Shea gets the deal with them that he wanted all along
If Preds don't match, Shea at least goes to his #2 choice
Hahaha exactly, I feel like one of the few people who woke up this morning, saw the news, and was hopping around with excitement. If Poile doesn't match this, then it is clear he was replaced by an android with faulty wiring years ago.
Matching it would be one of the greatest days in Preds history in my opinion, it would also be one of the saddest days for VAN/PHI/etc haha.
EDIT: It's also my birthday today; match today Poile for me!
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