ODB wrote:Lancer wrote:If Weber really wants out of Nashville, it doesn't hurt Poile to match the offer anyway. Right now, until he matches, his only real trading partner is Philly. Even with a NMC/NTC, it opens the market to more teams than just Philly and Poile could get more than he will now. His agent said Weber would 'be professional' if the Preds matched it so you know he would show up and play next season so it's a matter of what Poile could get for him next year.
I don't think so Lancer. I think if Nashville matches they can not trade Weber for a year. That means they would have to eat about 25 million in cash before they could make a trade. I can't see ownership doing that. They would basically be dolling out 25m to trade Weber for a fair return. Though if they did it would sort of fuck Weber because he has no NTC, NMC. Philly gave their word they would add it in after. If Nashville matches they won't add in shit! Nashville could match and trade him to some shit ass city. Worse than Nashville? I don’t know. Ha, if I was a billionaire and a player fucked me like this I might just pay him his money and BURRY HIM IN THE MONORS FOR THE REST OF HIS CAREER… lol.
I do however believe they can trade Weber to Philly now, during the week window but I can't see Philly giving much. Why when you know you have him for 4 late 1st rounders?
Good point about the money. That changes the complexion of the issue to Poile making either a business (read: money) decision or a hockey decision on whether or not to match the offer sheet. The Preds' owners may not care much for shelling out that dough for a guy who will depart after one year's service, but if Poile can sell it in terms of the money they will lose in attendance and market damage by letting Weber go for nothing but low 1st-rd picks and admitting to fan that it's back to the rebuild drawing board, then I think he can get the owners to agree to pony up the cash to pay Weber. It's either shell out the cash or risk destroying what they've been trying to build for how long? Just as they're starting to see daylight in terms of solidifying their fanbase?
Yeah, not having a NMC/NTC on the offer sheet makes life so much better for Poile as he doesn't have to get Weber's consent for a trade to wherever Poile can get the best return. I wonder how Weber feels about Long Island?