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02-11-2013, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by roon View Post
I guess that is my question. If Nashville was going to match whatever Weber was offered...why didn't he just ask for a front loaded deal with loads of signing bonuses from Poile? Or am I totally missing something?
Poile was never going to offer a front loaded deal because of the strain it puts on the owners. He would have gladly given him the $7.5/yr

Weber forced his hand due to the pending CBA.

It's kind of a low blow, but he used the rules to his advantage. I don't like it, but if I had to chance to haul in $25M in one calendar year, i'd probably do it too.

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