Offer Sheet Matched. Weber signed to Nashville for 14 years
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07-21-2012, 01:21 PM
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Because 3 years did nothing for us, only delayed the inevitable. Going the 1 year deal left us still somewhat protected, that if Weber wouldn't commit here long-term, we would get some kind of compensation back for him this off-season. And we will, though probably not the package we would be hoping for.
A 3-year deal probably would have seen him walking at the end of year 3 for absolutely nothing. We can believe that Weber would have been tradeable at the beginning of year 3, or at the deadline (depending on our place in the standings), but as a rental, I just don't see even the best d-man in the NHL bringing the package back that some people seem to expect he would.
I also take his agent's words with a grain of salt on this. Who knows when that deal was offered in the negotiations.
Agreed, we don't know the specifics about what was offered.
But I don't see any logic in that 1 year and going to arb is better than a 3 year deal because he could walk in 3 years.
If you refuse the deal, the absolute best case scenario - he could walk in two.
Even worse, him and his agent figured out a way to get him off the team in 1 year, and not only that, royally screw the Preds in the process.
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