It's not retarded, it's called managing assets.
no, it's not. it's retarded. Nashville makes 24 million in ticket sales. they'd have to pay Weber 26 million for one year. the amount of money wrapped up into Weber and Rinne if they matched is staggering.
Yeah, it's a huge blow for Nashville to dish out 26M for one year of Weber, but how the hell are you going to explain to your fans that you lost the two best players in franchise history within 3 weeks?
because Suter wanted to play in Minnesota for less money. that's one thing explained. Weber is going to get too much money for a market like Nashville, that's another one. there are also ways to sell the fact that you still plan on being contenders, like trading back some of the picks to Philly for an RFA like Voracek or Meszaros or something. fans at first might like the idea of having Weber locked up, but in the long run it's not going to work at all.
He does not have a no trade clause in his deal so he would be available for all 29 other teams. And all 29 other teams would be lining up for his services, making huge offers.
clauses in offer sheets don't carry over, by the way.
26M is a tough pill to swallow and is a lot of money to us, but are we forgetting that the owners of these teams are millionaires? They want to make money long-term don't they? 26M is an investment that can turn into more money a few years down the road.
26 million, followed by 26 million, followed by 26 million, followed by 26 million. the way the contract is structured is too much for Nashville to handle. it's different because Philadelphia could pay 110 million tomorrow if they wanted to, Nashville can't. not to mention the fact that they have a fucking assload of free agents to sign after next year. it's just not worth it.
he's either a Flyer for life (more than likely) or a Predator for life. Nashville's not going to pay 26 million for 1 year of Weber for the intent of trading him. that's a LOT for them. that is, again, fucking retarded.