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01-31-2013, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingHigh28 View Post
A shrewd GM doesn't put all of his eggs in one basket, let alone one incredibly long shot of a basket. The fact remains that if Homer had not submitted that offer sheet, Shea Weber probably goes to the lockout without a contract. After the lockout, he's got roughly 6 months to free agency, so he would only sign a 1 year deal and then this summer, we would've been free to bid whatever obscene price we wanted for Weber and he likely becomes a Flyer, provided that the price is right.
Holmgren threw the offersheet at Weber when he couldn't agree on a trade with Nashville and Nashville began speaking with other teams about Weber. The more likely scenario was that Weber was traded to a competitor (NY Rangers) and signed long-term there.

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