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02-25-2014, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
I get what you're saying and this is where the Weber debate gets beat into the ground constantly. There are people who believe it would require a #1 center back to get Weber. Just looking at recent trades though, #1 centers are very rarely traded. The one exception being Jumbo Joe. When Weber was being discussed with the Flyers the first time you guys wanted Schenn+Couts+++, which indicated you wouldn't be looking for a star center back, but one who could develop into one. That's pretty much how trades are done anymore in the NHL.

From my perspective, If Nashville ever moves Weber, it will be an indication they are going into a retooling process. Not necessarily a rebuild, but they would be gearing up for some offensive tools. You have the depth on the blue line that can sustain the group and grow together, it's just about finding that depth in your forward group.
We're already in the middle of a retooling process and we just finished building our Defense up with the Klein trade. Trading Weber right now or in this off-season doesn't make sense and the article is no more than wishful thinking on his part.

If we ever move Weber it'll be because two teams were stupid enough to start a bidding war(Edmonton and Philly) and offered us a first line center and a top 4 defenseman and a 1-2 1st rounders and potentially more. We have literally no reason to trade him otherwise.

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