It's simple. If Nashville can't afford it, they can't afford it. Homer just might not have to give up anything at all.
I agree, but i think the preds would do whatever they could to save face in that situation.
4 first round picks is the worst they can do and would leave the fans with a horrible image of the franchise. If it was this or match i think they match and deal with the reprecussions for a year and then try to trade him ....which they could get a ransom for.
A better option for both ( since we want weber) is make a consolation in which we part with couts mez a couple firsts and save face for the preds while guaranteeing us Weber. trust me id rather part with schenn but after uniting the brothers i believe that is not an option at this point.
this is kimmo last year, infact i think thers a chance he gets traded by deadline.
No way bro , no way. Kimmo is named captain. Either signs a 1 year deal with us next year or retires and scouts for us in finland. This organization has shown time and time again that it values Kimmos presence and input on the team. His acquisition basically set the franchise in motion on its path back to prominence.
I dont see how a trade does not come out of this. Im prepared to accept couturier as a casualty at this point.
I really think the preds will try to come up with a way to match for a year and put him out on the trade market instead of settling for picks. Homer can come in and soften the blow and have the preds save face. It would hurt but when its weber you do it.
By my understanding... if they match they just cannot trade him, as they would effectively be paying 27mill cash for a one year deal before they are allowed to trade him! That would cripple them, if they match and then trade next year, they will likely get:
2 1sts, young player, roster player, prospect + (not many teams in the league will be able to give that, or afford the hit, cash etc.) Oh, plus 27mill lost in cash... over one year, for a franchise worth 160mill.
That is arguably a worse return than 4 1sts and 0 cash lost.