2012 Free Agency Thread - Part 127 (Vierzehn): Offer Sheet Match Edition
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07-19-2012, 10:42 AM
Get the chalk!
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Yes, this deal involves paying Weber over 7-8 years about 3M a year more than they'd budgeted for him, BUT, with Suter gone, all they need to do is allocate less of the money they'd budgeted for Suter or his replacement(s).
Stings, sure, but they also get a situation in 7-8 years where they'd have a 33-34 year old Weber, perhaps starting to show signs of decline, on a great remaining contract. At that point, Poile could trade him anywhere he wants, and, with what will be left on that deal (salary versus cap hit for teams way below the floor), he'll get a king's ransom.
They arguably should do that but who knows what Nashville really planned to do with Weber. If they intended to trade him this off-season, and it seems like discussions were being held with a few teams, then this would tie their hands.
You also have to factor in the nature of their discussions with Weber and his camp. He may have told them he wants out and they can piss off, who knows.
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