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Predators match offer sheet issued to Weber (Teams' releases are in post #335)
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07-24-2012, 12:57 AM
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I'd easily risk Read becoming a 30-goal scorer elsewhere to get Weber. As a 25-year old rookie, he's already eaten into his prime by being in college. The age part is more important than the rookie part, one can argue that he entered the league at his ceiling.
If you look at the Weber situation as a straight trade, who would you give up to get the best Dman in the league. Look what we gave up to get Pronger, and he was old, and it was still worth it - his unfortunate injury aside.
Read is a great little player, but if it means getting Weber, he's expendable, and so are any number of other guys. I don't think the Schenns, Couturier or Coburn are, though. We'll see what Homer and Snider think.
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