Shea Weber Accepts Offer Sheet from Phi (14 Years, 100 Mill)

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Re: Shea Weber Accepts Offer Sheet from Phi (14 Years, 100 M

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:07 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
Jovocop wrote:
Holmgren was a bit classless when he dealt Richards and Carter just before their no-trade clause kicked in.


Classless? It's a business...that's why they call them contracts. Holmgren is allowed to do whatever the contract states.


Nope.

What Holmgren did was clasless.thing to do.

Giving players your word that you wont trade them if they sign early, then moving them almost imediatly is incredibly douchey.

I cant believe Weber and his agent were willing to take a handshake deal with Holmgren.


Holmgren is such a bad, bad, bad man. An evil doer. Like the players have always been loyal and class acts. What are you Pot, Tony Gallagher now, the players are angels and the GM's are bad people??? I'm sure with massive amount of money that Carter and Richards will be making over the length of their contracts thanks to the Flyers organization I would think that it will help them through this very difficult time in their lives.
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Re: Shea Weber Accepts Offer Sheet from Phi (14 Years, 100 M

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:12 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Canucks never made an offer because Weber did not want to play here. He felt family and friends could prove to be a distraction to him. That and the Canucks felt the offer would be matched.

As for the water boy, he'd dropped the cash in a heartbeat for Weber.


Whoa, whoa, whoa wait a minute...I thought the elite players wanted to play here. Why the change?
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Re: Shea Weber Accepts Offer Sheet from Phi (14 Years, 100 M

Postby Meds » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:38 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Potatoe1 wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Nope.

What Holmgren did was clasless.thing to do.

Giving players your word that you wont trade them if they sign early, then moving them almost imediatly is incredibly douchey.

I cant believe Weber and his agent were willing to take a handshake deal with Holmgren.


Holmgren is such a bad, bad, bad man. An evil doer. Like the players have always been loyal and class acts. What are you Pot, Tony Gallagher now, the players are angels and the GM's are bad people??? I'm sure with massive amount of money that Carter and Richards will be making over the length of their contracts thanks to the Flyers organization I would think that it will help them through this very difficult time in their lives.


Yeah, what an asshat that Holmgren is. If I was Carter I'd be pissed that he dealt me to Columbus.

If I was Richards I would have been thrilled to go to the West Coast, make my millions, and actually play with some talent that is backed up by a reliable goaltender......oh yeah, and then win a Cup in my first season with the team.

Worked out for Carter in the end too.

The only guy who should really hate Holmgren is Johnson. If not for those trades, LA never gets Richards, and then Columbus never gets Johnson for Carter. Holmgren turned LA into a Cup winner and in a round about way landed Johnson in a Bluejackets jersey.
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Re: Shea Weber Accepts Offer Sheet from Phi (14 Years, 100 M

Postby Zamboni Driver » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:05 pm

Meds wrote:The only guy who should really hate Holmgren is Johnson. If not for those trades, LA never gets Richards, and then Columbus never gets Johnson for Carter. Holmgren turned LA into a Cup winner and in a round about way landed Johnson in a Bluejackets jersey.


I heard an interview with him earlier, and he actually sounded pretty cool about being in Columbus.
The pressure of underachieving in LA, the chance to get out from Doughty's shadow, and the chance to get a fresh start, he sounded pretty pumped about it.
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