pfim wrote:Tico Rick wrote:I'd love to see the Preds call Weber's bluff, match the offer, and issue a statement that they are looking forward to having Webet's services for the rest of his career. Weber will have royally screwed himself at that point.
Unfortunately, I think they have to move on. The way he's orchestrated this seems a bit distasteful, but not as distasteful as paying him $110 million dollars and having him sulk for 14 years.
And let's say he says he's happy. I can't think he'd be the most popular player amongst the fans at this point, draining the teams' coffers and affecting their ability to sign other players.
Agree. I think that Weber and the Preds will be parting company and it's now a matter of what the Predators want in return and just how hardball Holmgren will be on what he gives up. Considering the rather ruthless and shrewd move he made to get Weber to sign the offer sheet tells me that it could be a real showdown at the last minute between him and Poile over the Weber deal.
Of course, the NHL could step in at any time and rule the offer sheet void and do a reset.