From my understanding, Nashville can still trade Weber's rights until the 7 days to match has expired. Its presumed Poille is negotiating with the Flyers to see what they can work out, and the Flyers will be offering as Nashville has the option to match. names batted about; Grossman, Coutierre, two first and?
There is also nothing stopping the Canucks from offering a package???
To me Edler (if Poille can signe him), Booth, Schroeder and two first is more attractive and fills our needs, assuming either Jensen of Kassian can crack the line up on the right side?
Hmmmmm, and we WOULD match Phillies offer sheet!
That's incorrect. An offer sheet is the same as a regular contract offered to a UFA, except the team holding the RFA rights of the player has the ability to match it and keep the player. Obviously there compensation if they don't while none for UFAs but it's still a contract that has to be answered.
So, there are only two options at this point, Nashville can match the exact offer sheet (no modifications) or decline and take the compensation. They can't trade his rights to someone else, and no other teams can submit a larger offer while Nashville is still deciding.
The idea that the season might not start on time has no bearing on this discussion. Players aren't even paid during a lockout, so wft is your point?
This is another case where it helps to have the details on how things work. Salary isn't paid during a lockout, but signing bonuses are paid prior to the start of the season, so they aren't affected by how many (if any) games are played.
Considering the first 4 years of the deal are setup as $13M in signing bonuses and $1M in actual salary, Weber would be guaranteed the $13M and lose the $1M in case of a lockout. That means the owner makes nothing from ticket sales or concession revenues and anything else associated with the games but Weber still gets 93% of the money from the first season of his contract without having to do anything. Then he gets another 93% of the next year of his contract paid out before having to play any games in that season. That's not chump change.
Would you be as quick to load up the bonuses in a contract knowing you might have to pay $26M before the player has even suited up for your team?
Where is your source for, "im not crazy about the bonus money though but the canucks make plenty of money and they were prepared to give weber big money but phi beat'em to it"?
I'm guessing you haven't been reading the last few pages of the thread, eh? There have been a few articles about how the Canucks and other teams were both talking with Weber and his agent, and how the Canucks had considered offering all types of deals yet felt Nashville would match anyways.