How much do Flyers need to "sweeten" the deal for Nashville?
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07-23-2012, 04:01 PM
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However, if Nashville decides to deal his rights to the Flyers, then the Nash trade is a precedent. And when you consider that Nash was dealt for what amounts to very little, I think Nashville is in no position to demand the moon because they won't get it. The Flyers don't need to add more. And the thinking that they need to add more so that Nashville won't match or they'll just deal his rights is ludicrous. If two mid level players, a prospect and first nets a signed for five years Rick Nash, then two higher end players (Meszaros and Voracek) is more than sufficient for Weber. If Poile doesn't want that, then he's a fool.
The Nash trade is not precedent because it has no bearing on a completely different kind of deal. Weber can only be a Pred or a Flyer, there hasn't been any long drawn out attempt to trade him with constant offers and rejections like Nash went through, and the Preds already know the absolute minimum they can get if they let him go.
This is nothing like a trade of a player being shopped around.
And I don't know what you keep talking about "dealing his rights." Today, as it stands, Weber can only play for two teams next year and he will have basically the same contract with both (unless the Flyers were to acquire then trade him). There are no "rights" to deal.
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