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07-20-2012, 11:09 AM
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Alchemy
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
Weber had to be pissed and insulated when they offered him $4.5 million in arbitration last summer yet he had a good season. If he ends up back there, they'll figure out a way to spin it. He signed this offer sheet knowing hed only end up in one of the two cities for the rest of his career, if he really wanted out he would have sucked it up for a year and become a UFA.
Not only that but if they thought Weber was worth Couturier and Schenn+ then they should have resigned him to the money he wanted. He should of took that 7.5million 3 year deal Shea wanted. Pollie might be good at building teams and being competitive but he is terrible at retaining his assets. Hartnell, Timonen, Suter, and possibly Weber have all left the franchise because they couldn't pony up the cash. He waits to long to get deals done that leaves him in terrible situations. Especially around free agency when the market gets set. He's terrible at retaining his assets.

Holmgren knows they don't have the cash to match. I bet Webers agent made this clear that they weren't getting the deal they wanted with Nashville.

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