How much do Flyers need to "sweeten" the deal for Nashville?
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07-23-2012, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by
Tuckrr said this:
You and tuckrr are failing to see that there is much more gray area here than you can see - it's not black and white.
If Nash has the cash, wants to match, and values Weber more highly than any package they can get, they
have matched already and had the press conference. We would not be having this discussion, nor would the Preds owners be meeting (today and tomorrow) to figure out a plan. Homer would not be talking to Poile about a trade.
If they are bluffing because they don't have the cash, we can call their bluff, but that comes with the risk of really not knowing whether they will match or not.
Either way, the only way to GUARANTEE that Weber is a Flyer is to eliminate their option to match by making an acceptable deal of some players in return for the picks.
They don't need picks, and they don't need salaries in return either - they need PLAYERS to replace Suter and Weber.
Mez would be a good step in that direction, while their good prospects mature. How much more is all that's left to be decided.
If, ultimately, Homer won't offer a package they can live with, they might have to match reluctantly and take the financial hit.
In the meantime, it's certainly open to discussion.
You said it yourself in this post. If they had the money to match and wanted to match, they would have done so already. Or they are pissed the flyers offer sheeted weber and are going to make them wait all week to match it.
Preds GM has nothing to gain by saying "you win, you get weber". He is going to pretend they might actually match. It is black and white. If the Preds would trade Weber, it would be for like couts and schenn.
The only 2 options, they are going to match, or bluffing to rob homer.
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