Wow... $7.538461M is a hell of a deal for both of them... but jesus is that a long time. Too long.
Pretty much my thoughts, I guess it depends how it's structured but with it being so long you'd presume there's a big pay drop off at the end? Or maybe they just take it in case they do play for that long to ensure they get a decent wage right up to whenever they choose to retire....
It's very possible that he's the highest paid player in the league after this season.
Have Holmgren give Poile a call haha. Extremely likely the Preds drop him a massive long-term offer in the next few days, which he won't accept, and we end up trading him in the next few weeks. PHI is one of the best trading partners for us; EDM is not ideal being in the west, but they have a similar depth of quality forward prospects.
After losing Hamhuis and Suter for nothing, there is no way Poile does not get fired if he gives Weber away for nothing.