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04-16-2013, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by boredmale View Post
Holmgren basically went out of his way to screw a small market team that isn't even in his conference. I could understand if a team in Nashville's own division or conference wanted to sign that deal to screw Nashville but Philly had absolutely nothing to gain other then bullying a small market club.

At worst he should have just given Weber 14M in Salary the first couple seasons instead of turning most of that cash into signing bonuses before the season starts
And? Philly is in desperate need of defense and saw an opportunity to not only remedy that woe, but do so with one of the league's best players. Gillis publicly admitted he considered doing so had he thought Nashville might now match. It's called strategy and addressing a much needed weakness. Nevertheless, Weber chose to sign the offer knowing the ramifications it might have. I'd fault him before Holmgren.

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