Originally posted on Section 303  |  Last updated 7/20/12
Let’s step back from the ledge Preds fans and try to make sense of the this offer sheet predicament.Here’s what we know: Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber, late Wednesday night, signed a 14-year offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers worth $110 million. The Predators have seven days to match the offer. A player is not required to sign any offer sheet he receives. Per the current CBA, if Nashville chooses to match, they cannot trade Weber for one year. General Manager David Poile is on record saying that the Predators would “match any offer.” Weber is aware that, by signing an offer sheet (from any team), he runs the risk of being a Predator for the term of the offer. In this case, life. Were Nashville not to match, the Preds would receive four first-round picks as compensation. Those first round picks would most likely be somewhere between #20 and #30 overall due to the projected success of the Flyers. In other words, this isn’t the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets or Winnipe...
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