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07-24-2012, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
New York was apparently prepared to offer him a contract but he rebuffed them and it sounds like the Canucks went through a similar thing as they never actually presented him with a contract offer.
Sounds like he rebuffed a 1 year-deal, as he wanted a retirement deal.

Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
Even if he had no other interested teams he still could've gotten a long term deal out of the Predators. Nashville was offering Suter a similar deal to the one he got in Minnesota so it's pretty obvious that Weber could've gotten something along those lines. It wouldn't have been nearly as front loaded as his current contract is, but the end result would've been the same; a 10+ year big money deal.
Perhaps, perhaps not. Again, maybe he was lowballed (even if the term was long) like he was last year. Guess we'll never find out.

We just don't know what would've happened if Philly hadn't offersheeted him, I personally don't think it's a given that another team would've given him a retirement contract and/or that he would've signed with Nashville. The only certainty in all of this is that the Flyers offer prevented a potential 1 year-offersheet from being realized.

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