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Weber's Deal Finalized, Contains no NMC/NTC
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09-06-2012, 02:43 PM
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The NTC/NMC likely doesn't have an impact for a star player for Weber. If it comes to a trade situation, he will take control and say I'm only playing for teams X, Y, Z. So the Blue Jackets of the world won't bother even making an offer if Weber's not going to happily play for them.
Now if Weber starts sucking at age 37, we would have the opportunity to pay him 7 million a year to play in the minors, not having it count against our cap hit.
Poile has really screwed the pooch the last 3 years. Outside of highly priced deadline rentals, he's done virtually nothing to try to improve our team for the long-term (why Suter and Weber wanted out). He whiffed his opportunity to sign Weber 2 years ago (and subsequently Suter). He let Radulov play him like a fool, again. He took Weber to arbitration out of fear last year and muddied the relationship. And now, we are forced to match this offer out of desperation not to be a bottom feeder.
But hey, at least we have the highest priced 3rd liners in the league. Fisher- 4.5 million and an extension. Guastard- 4th liner-- $3.25 million. Poile, keep your eye out for more overpriced 3rd liners, please
Keep doing the same thing, expect the same results. Competitive team but failing to take the step to elite-- the story of David Poile's career.
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