Mr. Colby wrote:Could trade for his rights though.
Why would Poile do that when he could just wait on an offer sheet worth 3x as much in return?
No one will give up 4 first round picks for Shea Weber - it just won't happen.
Offer sheets are for guys that haven't been paid yet and teams over-pay them based on untapped potential (ala Thomas Vanek)... not guys who are already making 7.5 million
Besides, the only way Shea Weber doesn't sign in nashville is if he doesn't want to be there. Nashville has already shown the willingness to pay $7.5 million - what more could other teams offer that Nashville wouldn't match?
So case in point - if Shea Weber signs an offer sheet, it will obviously be multi-year. Why would he sign a multi-year offer sheet and risk Nashville matching it and him being stuck somewhere he doesn't want to play for the long-term?