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07-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 View Post
You're still stuck on the current offer sheet, and giving a pass for letting it get to this point in the first place. I think we all agree on the difficulties and limitations face by the offer sheet and most would understand why we didn't match. But the big stink is that Weber was allowed to reach the point of even receiving offer sheets at all.
It isn't just the offer sheet. It's the Suter negotiations as well. We hear he agreed to length of contract and total money in November, yet no word ever of contract structure. Is it Poile failing to maximize what the owners authorize? Is it the owners willing to pay similar total dollar amounts but unable to front load as much as players want with CBA uncertainty? Is it a combination or something else all together?

Poile and the owners can throw 14 year, $110mil dollar deals at players all day long but if it isn't structured the way certain players want they simply won't sign. That isn't a matter of unwillingness to spend but of working out a structure where the player and team can agree.

If Poile is working within his boss's guidance, his job is safe no matter how much HF rants and vents.

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