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Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby Madcombinepilot » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:17 pm

they matched.
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby $lacker » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:21 pm

Many said the same thing about Luongo when he signed his mega deal and his includes a NTC. I would say there is more of a chance that he gets traded by Nashville in a year or two than had he gone to Philly. Obviously Weber is going to come out and say he is happy to be a Pred, but is he? Time will tell.
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby Madcombinepilot » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:25 pm

happy or not, he is 110million richer.

110 million might not make you happy, but it sure can rent it!!
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby Zedlee » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:28 pm

Tough spot for Nashville...but they had to match to save their franchise.

Wonder if the new deal includes a No Trade Clause?
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby Boston Canucker » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Zedlee wrote:Tough spot for Nashville...but they had to match to save their franchise.

Wonder if the new deal includes a No Trade Clause?



Seeing as they can't trade him for a year, after which they will have shelled out, what, like 26-28 million, and he's probably the best D-man in the league, I don't see much incentive for them to trade him, although it would be a great deal for whomever got him, with a big chunk of the contract spent. My sense is, he is in Nash for a lonnnnnnnnnnng time....
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby Mondi » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:40 pm

Just wait for Gollum's column about this!

No question he'll be crying about the fact that Vancouver fans (and ownership) have to subsidize this contract.

This news is only relevant insofar as Nashville will remain competitive, but ultimately unlikely to win the West. Philly will be Philly but won't be over the top this year.

The Canucks may now need to step up and do something bold, seeing as how their intrepid GM is on record as wanting to be be bold.
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby coco_canuck » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:43 pm

Maybe those in the media and some fans will stop bitching about how the Canucks dropped the ball by not making a long-term offer to Weber.

Gillis called it last week and he stood by it yesterday on the radio.
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby ODB » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:44 pm

Good for Nashville. I'm happy they matched. They said they would match any offer and they did. This is why Gillis didn't make an offer. He took Poile at his word.
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby CaptainTrev » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:44 pm

...it's all going according to MG's plan.

Through the use of ridiculously slanted offensive zone starts, CGI, smoke and mirrors, plus a voodoo spell, he will now transform Schroeder into such a valuable asset that he can be the centrepiece of a trade package for Weber next summer.

Truly devious.

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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby CaptainTrev » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:04 pm

$lacker wrote:Many said the same thing about Luongo when he signed his mega deal and his includes a NTC. I would say there is more of a chance that he gets traded by Nashville in a year or two than had he gone to Philly. Obviously Weber is going to come out and say he is happy to be a Pred, but is he? Time will tell.


Exactly. We've all seen that these so-called lifetime deals aren't worth jack once the player's relationship with the team goes sour.

It would be very interesting to see what happens if the Preds miss the playoffs next year.
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby Benjo » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:04 pm

Boston Canucker wrote:
Zedlee wrote:Tough spot for Nashville...but they had to match to save their franchise.

Wonder if the new deal includes a No Trade Clause?



Seeing as they can't trade him for a year, after which they will have shelled out, what, like 26-28 million, and he's probably the best D-man in the league, I don't see much incentive for them to trade him, although it would be a great deal for whomever got him, with a big chunk of the contract spent. My sense is, he is in Nash for a lonnnnnnnnnnng time....


Agreed, and once the contract starts to wind down and his cash pay is less than his cap hit there is even less incentive to trade him.
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby ESQ » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:10 pm

Paul Holmgren has sucessfully ensured Weber will never, ever play a game for the Flyers. If that's what being "bold" gets you, I'll take a pass.
CaptainTrev wrote:...it's all going according to MG's plan.

Through the use of ridiculously slanted offensive zone starts, CGI, smoke and mirrors, plus a voodoo spell, he will now transform Schroeder into such a valuable asset that he can be the centrepiece of a trade package for Weber next summer.

Truly devious.

:wow:

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby Jovocop » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:27 pm

ESQ wrote:Paul Holmgren has sucessfully ensured Weber will never, ever play a game for the Flyers. If that's what being "bold" gets you, I'll take a pass.
CaptainTrev wrote:...it's all going according to MG's plan.

Through the use of ridiculously slanted offensive zone starts, CGI, smoke and mirrors, plus a voodoo spell, he will now transform Schroeder into such a valuable asset that he can be the centrepiece of a trade package for Weber next summer.

Truly devious.

:wow:

:lol: :lol:


RD would not think so... He has a Holmgren statue in his room. :lol:

As I said before, Holmgren is such an idiot. Besides he ensured that Weber will never play a game for the Flyers, Holmgren also ensured that the asking price for Weber will be a few times higher than it was a week ago.
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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby clem » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:36 pm

Jovocop wrote:
ESQ wrote:Paul Holmgren has sucessfully ensured Weber will never, ever play a game for the Flyers. If that's what being "bold" gets you, I'll take a pass.


RD would not think so... He has a Holmgren statue in his front lawn. :lol:

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Re: Weber is a Pred for Life

Postby dbr » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:58 pm

And remarkably well polished.
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