The moment Brian Rafalski retired, optimistic fans in Detroit were quick to suggest a solution. Sign Nashville defenseman Shea Weber to an offer sheet. The Predators captain is slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1 if he can’t get a contract extension done before then.
Predators coach Barry Trotz has some advice to Detroit or anyone else thinking about an offer sheet for Weber.
“We’ll just match it,” Trotz told Sporting News. “I can tell you, whatever they offer, it’ll just get matched.”
one could argue that what else should we expect Trotz to say. another way to look at it is, teams can still get Weber to sign an offer sheet so that Nashville has to pay more for him than they planned to, perhaps losing the money to pay Suter or Rinne.