As has been said numerous times the Preds wanted to sign both Suter and Weber, and they made an offer to Parise as well. They Quite clearly had the cash in place to match this offer.
Obviously they didn't want to give Weber 27 mill over the next year, but losing the player and heading into a full rebuild is way worse.
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.
Even if Weber asks for a deal, you can more or less guarantee that Poile wont move him to the Flyers (or take their calls for any other players)