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from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, Jeff Cogen wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The decision to match defenseman Shea Weber’s offer sheet from the Flyers was an effort throughout the Predators organization, and he was just one part of the “most important hockey transaction in franchise history.”
With dust from the July 24 announcement finally settling, however, the team’s chief executive officer last week talked about rallying the organization for some challenges.
The Predators have to pay Weber $27 million over the next calendar year — as part of a 14-year, $110 million contract — so there is more pressure on the small-market franchise to bring in more money.
“It’s not about me,” Cogen said. “We come to work every day and we want to enhance the fan experience. We want to monetize some of the on-ice successes and re-invest it back into the team. …
“We hope to compete and not just survive in the NHL. I would argue we are (competing).”
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