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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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07-20-2012, 07:15 AM
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If he wants to play somewhere else so badly, we sign an offer sheet knowing your present team can match the offer? Does that make sense to you?
The answer to this is simple. He had no choice but to sign. He wanted to get a front-loaded, lifetime contract before a new CBA was ratified and he really didn't have a long timeframe to do it. If he wait until next year the type of contract he signed is probably not allowed. So waiting a year and becoming an UFA really wasn't an option. What he did was wait and see how the negotiations between Philly and Nashville turned out, unfortunately they couldn't come to an agreement so Weber was forced to sign the offer sheet and hope Nashville doesn't match.
Normally, I would err on the side of caution and say that Weber probably doesn't care if Nashville matches, but when your own agent, a guy who probably knows Weber's intentions better than anyone not named Weber, makes public statements I tend to take them at their word.
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