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05-10-2013, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
Matching that offersheet was the dumbest thing Nashville ever did. No player is worth 4 first rounds picks in todays NHL, especially for a team that drafts well. I would be upset if the Flyers matched such an offer for Giroux. Add the crippling financial burden on the team and it was a poor decision.
It's not a crippling decision.

Weber is the face of the franchise. Some players mean more than just on ice product. Weber is that guy for Nashville. Plus, 5 years from now, Webers deal will be great value for them. It's a bit of short-term pain for long-term gain. If their billionaire owner can wrestle more control from the other partners, Nashville could see a major payroll increase a la the Buffalo Sabres.

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