Maybe someone will write about this aspect of it in the next few days to clear it up. It really only becomes an issue if Nashville matches. We will know soon enough.
Hockey's original bad boy. The "Cowboy" Howie Young
Apparently Weber met with a few teams before signing the offer sheet with Philly.
The Fourth Period :: Nashville Predators :: Weber met with other teams
Just saw this all over Twitter:According to the Nashville Tennessean, Weber met with the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks to discuss a deal with those clubs.
Ah Duh!Weber's agent : signing with Philly was a signal that he wants to leave Nashville.
Last edited by PuckHead27; July 19th, 2012 at 02:58 PM.
But that's really about the best breakdown of this I have read. The Devils were punished for pointing out flaws in the CBA. PERIOD. And yes, you can do a lot w/graphs, like the Bible they can be skewed to rationalize any argument. But the fact of the matter is that the Flyers used the blueprint that the NHL laid out...after the Kovy situation to get justupto the line. The right thing to do, which will never happen, is for Bettman to forgive the forfeited pick. I'd imagine the Devils could maybe look into a lawsuit(someone who knows want to speak upon this???). Barring that, the Flyers should maybe hand a pick over to Lou for doing the pioneering. Really though...aside from that, isn't it just another poorly planned effort by the Flyers to go all in and fix everything at once w/ a bad contract?
Here's a question - when does the next bonus kick in? I've been reading that Nashville would owe him $27 million during the next calendar year, so presumably if they match, his bonus would kick in at or before the time they could trade him. Would they really pay him after a year after paying him $27M? I don't see it.