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#1 Crymson

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

Per Twitter.

Edit: Confirmed by Predators website here.

Edited by Crymson, 24 July 2012 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:18 PM

cheers to another hall of famer ending his career without a cup!
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

Unless they absolutely weren't financially able to, they really didn't have much choice if they wanted to give that franchise a chance.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

So I guess the Preds owner DID have the money.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:20 PM

I thought Holmgren is a brilliant GM :lol:

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:21 PM

Oh boy now we are talking haha

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:21 PM

TSN also confirms: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=401354
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:23 PM

So Weber still cannot be traded for the next year, correct? Or is that only in effect if the Flyers sign him?


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

Would have been disaster to lose him so I expected them to find money somehow.

This is why offer sheets are so rarely used.

Now Holmgren looks dumb for losing his patience on the trade front.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

So Weber still cannot be traded for the next year, correct? Or is that only in effect if the Flyers sign him?


Whether or not they were able to trade him, I dont believe they would after having to pay that 13mil signing bonus on that contract.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

I guess Weber will be able to eat if there is a strike this year with all that signing bonus money. :D

In all seriousness, I did not think the Preds would just let him go for 4 late round picks. This was the best move the Preds had.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

So now after this season I will be looking for them to trade him.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:29 PM

I wonder if Weber is disgruntled now that he's stuck in Nashville for 14 years lol

I bet he was all giddy about going to Philly!
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

Poile kinda screwed himself with the whole handling of Weber this year and last year. It took Holmgren's offer sheet for the Predators to actually act like a franchise that's willing to spend money for its franchise players.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

So Weber still cannot be traded for the next year, correct? Or is that only in effect if the Flyers sign him?

Would have been disaster to lose him so I expected them to find money somehow.

This is why offer sheets are so rarely used.

Now Holmgren looks dumb for losing his patience on the trade front.


Granted, by matching, NSH owes Weber the initial $13M signing bonus but they are still able to trade Weber this season if, and only if, it is to PHI. Some may say Holmgren was dumb to Offer Sheet but it could end up working out none the less.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

So Weber still cannot be traded for the next year, correct? Or is that only in effect if the Flyers sign him?

The trade lockout for the 1st year of the contract applies when the original team matches the offer, so in this case Weber is in Nashville for at least a year.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

Granted, by matching, NSH owes Weber the initial $13M signing bonus but they are still able to trade Weber this season if, and only if, it is to PHI. Some may say Holmgren was dumb to Offer Sheet but it could end up working out none the less.


They're not allowed to trade him to anyone until July 24th, 2013.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

So now after this season I will be looking for them to trade him.


They are going to pay him 27 million dollars over the next 366 days, I don't think think they'll be in a hurry to trade him unless he demands it.

Even that's unlikely since he has no NTC/NMC so demanding a trade could land him in an even worse spot.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

Granted, by matching, NSH owes Weber the initial $13M signing bonus but they are still able to trade Weber this season if, and only if, it is to PHI. Some may say Holmgren was dumb to Offer Sheet but it could end up working out none the less.

No, by officially matching Nashville can't trade Weber for a full year after to anyone, including the Flyers. They could negotiate a change in compensation (in essense trade) with the Flyers & only the Flyers within the 7 day window they had to match or let Weber go for the draft picks. Now that they've matched, it's game over until the year is up.

They are going to pay him 27 million dollars over the next 366 days, I don't think think they'll be in a hurry to trade him unless he demands it.

Even that's unlikely since he has no NTC/NMC so demanding a trade could land him in an even worse spot.

The only incentive that can be worked into an offer sheet is the signing bonus. No trade/no movement clauses can't be included. Think Poile would flip him to Columbus as punishment or would he not send him to a "division rival"?

EDIT: People who know the CBA better than I do, clearly, had mentioned that Nashville & Weber can still work out a NTC if both parties want to. Think either will?

Edited by ogreslayer, 24 July 2012 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:48 PM

It will be very, very interesting to see how this plays out. Weber gets his payday, but is stuck in Nashville. If he was just trying to up his salary, then all is well. However, if he really wanted out and a solid chance at winning it all, unless things change drastically down there, he's screwed. Can't wait to see which scenario unfolds.
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