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Video: Jeremy Roenick weighs in on Weber’s offer sheet, CBA talks

Jul 19, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

Ultra long-term deals are becoming the expectation when you’re talking about a star player nowadays. We recently talked about the logic behind them and the massive risks they involve.

Jeremy Roenick applauds the Philadelphia Flyers for going out and trying to improve their club with their 14-year offer sheet on Shea Weber, but he also sees the risk in the contract length. Check out the video below to see Roenick’s thoughts on the new deal and the CBA negotiations:

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More on Weber:

Agent: Weber doesn’t want to go through another rebuilding process

“Small-town guy” Weber was hesitant to sign with the Rangers

Report: Nashville wanted Couturier as part of potential Weber trade

Weber’s agent: Philadelphia is “a destination place”

Preds GM Poile issues statement on Weber offer sheet

So…what if Nashville doesn’t match Philly’s offer sheet for Weber?

Report: Weber’s front-loaded offer sheet worth $110 million, packed with signing bonuses

Report: Philadelphia, Shea Weber agree on a 14-year offer sheet

  1. phillyphever - Jul 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    A little note for JR: it’s not a 35+ deal, so if Weber does retire before the end of the deal, the cap hit goes away.

  2. bag217 - Jul 19, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Is JR gonna cry again?

  3. mclovinhockey - Jul 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Actually if a player retires at any point the cap hit stays… Didn’t watch the video but JR knows his stuff

  4. bawanggo86 - Jul 20, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    No matter what, when you look at the franchise itself, the Preds have to hold on to their captain. Pekka is phenomenal, but he can’t do it himself. They already lost Suter, they can’t afford to lose Weber.

    • drunkbro - Jul 20, 2012 at 9:02 AM

      no doubt about it, im a flyers fan but i know that the preds wont let him get away. every team would take weber for that contract

      • birdzflyinhigh - Jul 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM

        Actually the preds have to let him walk. He is publicly stated that he’s ready to move on from them and if they match, then this will simply become another Rick Nash. The preds would have to wait a full year to trade him in which during that time they would’ve paid 26 mil, had an unhappy player (team captain for that matter) playing for a full season on a team that everyone knows cannot compete this year. At this point, best option for nashville is to negotiate a trade with the flyers, at least get something they want in return and start to rebuild, because if they do match this offer, it will be a PR nightmare. Philly knows best, you don’t keep a player on your team who doesn’t want to be there (see Terrell Owens).

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