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07-19-2012, 10:17 AM
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Alklha
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Originally Posted by The Inglorious One View Post
He's forcing Nashville's hand.

It doesn't sound like its the right way to go about but Joe Sakic seemed to turn out ok with Colorado and it certainly didn't hamper anyone's feelings about David Backes here.

But if it's true that he could be getting 26 million in the FIRST YEAR? That doesn't sound like something done thinking Nashville will match.


EDIT: Nashville has 7 days to match Note
A lot depends on what has went on with the offersheet. Backes signed his because it gave him a good bit more than the Blues had on the table at the time. I don't remember there being a situation where we thought the Backes really didn't want to be here.

I think most get the impression that Weber does want out of Nashville, and that is what the problem is. 4 picks in the 20-30 range for him, or pay $26m and get 1 year of Weber and then negotiate a deal that gets you a solid return.

If what the Predators ownership said about being willing to spend the cap and pushing ahead with their team was true... then they have to match.

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