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08-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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They don't have to lose a year to get a new CBA. If that's what it comes to, it probably makes his case better, but I can see Bettman going to war on that one. The last thing he'll want to see coming out of this is another superstar leaving a small market for a northern power.
If they lose a year, the league and PA would have to agree that the year counts, which is what they did last time (precedence is in the PA's favor).
I could imagine, if Weber really doesn't want to remain in Nashville, him looking for any kind of loophole out. This is why he's pushing so hard for an NMC.
He could potentially demand a trade and limit the teams to contenders he feels are relevant.
In hindsight though, the Flyers probably should have discussed potentially a one-year deal at 10.00m or so to get Weber. If they could've convinced Weber to sign that with the promise of another multi-year extension as soon as he was in Philadelphia, then it would've tied Nashville's hands even further. That would have required a lot of faith in Weber re-signing on the Flyers' part though.
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