columbia wrote:Even if he doesn't want to be there, he very well knew the risk of signing that offer sheet.
And if he truly didn't want to be there, he should have signed a 1 year deal and split at that point.
From Weber's perspective, this was the ultimate win-win. He got a deal before the new CBA and his present team/city that he obviously likes enough to live there full-time on a pretty nice spread and either they match it or he goes to the Flyers who aren't the dregs of the NHL and won't be anytime soon. Instead of even more negotiation with Nashville that hasn't led to a long-term deal in the last two years despite a lot of trying, signing the offer sheet mean "here's the deal...no more arbitration...no more one year bit." Plus, it's heavily front-loaded and he can invest that money now rather than later and have it working for him instantly.
Tomorrow athe press conference and conference call, Weber will have to do a little selling to convince the fans of Nashville that he's happy to still be there and that should be easy because I think weber was going to be happy either way it turned out.