Jovocop wrote:If, only if, a team signs Weber to a year offer sheet, Poile would be in big trouble. If Poile matches, Weber cannot be traded and will be an UFA next season. If he does not, Weber is gone for draft picks only. Wouldn't that be a nightmare for Poile? Now, Holmgren made sure that it would not happen.
I see what you’re saying but it IMO a one year offer wasn’t something Weber would have considered signing.
His goal wasn’t to become a UFA. It was to get a mega contract before the rules change in two months.
Had the CBA not been set to expire, it would have / could have been a real issue. Too many uncertainties with the new CBA! The fact is he may not have been a UFA next year if he signed a one year deal. His next contract would have had to possibly follow the 5x5 rule and Weber wants no part of that bull shit!
There was no threat of a one year offer.