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08-15-2012, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Snotbubbles View Post
It's a binding agreement.

10.3(b): ...such Restricted Free Agent and the Prior Club shall be deemed to have entered into a binding agreement, which they shall promptly formalize in an SPC...

Both Weber and the Nashville Predators are legally bound at this point.

Best case scenario for Philly is that Weber holds out for a NTC, the new CBA allows for money transfers and Weber forces his way to Philly next offseason with Philly paying the $13M July 1, 2013 bonus (along with a player package).

As far as a rollback, it wouldn't be Nashville fighting to lower the salary terms. That would be a term bargained for between the NHL and the NHLPA. Nashville and Weber would be bound by those terms if that's what was bargained for.
Rollbacks have an impact on already agreed upon contracts. It would be the only way to implement the NHL's proposal of cutting the player's portion of the revenue from 57% to a number in the 40s. Since only the payment structure is currently layed out Nashville or Weber would be paying less under the NHL's proposal. I don't know. Weber is most likely staying in Nashville, but it still is weird that it has been over 20 days since the match without a signed contract and Nashville and Weber's agents are still squabbling over a standard NMC. That doesn't sound like a steady relationship between your captain and the team.

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