I suppose he was worried that if he signed that deal he might be in Nashville all by his lonesome.
This arbitration award makes you wonder what his agent will be asking for next season for a long term deal.
Revenue sharing and length of contracts are going to be big topics during the next CBA negotiations.
Hockey's original bad boy. The "Cowboy" Howie Young
I think we are going to see a length cap like we do monetary cap next CBA. With the amount of long contracts that are falling completely flat on their faces recently...be it for the players or the teams...it's, I feel, a given. Hell I wouldn't mind if they did something like...5-6 year length limit and you are allowed to go over that with only a few players...like those pretty much deemed franchise players.
I honestly don't like the odds of a non lockout season. There is a LOT of talking points.....
Well...also..I guess if the preds can get their feet moving on extending Suter and Rinne...they could essentially get an extension on Weber this season as well..
but Nashville tends to drag their feet on A LOT of contractual things it seems.
Which maybe is why the Arbitrator went high end of prior negotiations with the 7.5
but again this is all just my own speculative observations.
Weber was awarded a one-year contract worth $7.5 million.
Does this mean DD will demand more?
Originally Posted by ketel&tonicOriginally Posted by ketel&tonic
You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement!
Pretty funny quote on this.
"Uh. . .that's also why we said to the arbitrator that he should only get 4.75 million a year.""Shea, by this award, certainly got recognized as one of the top, if not the best defenseman in all of the National Hockey League," Poile said in a conference call Wednesday shortly after the arbitrator's ruling.