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08:24 AM ET 07.20 | This may have been the worst month of David Poile's career, a span over which he's been blindsided by Ryan Suter's departure and, now, the threat of Shea Weber's. Weber toured Philadelphia a couple weeks ago, according to his agent, and Wednesday night he got an offer sheet that he later signed. ... "[Things] have changed in Nashville dating back to this time last year and the arbitration [that awarded Weber a one-year, $7.5 million contract with Nashville] and what happened with [Ryan] leaving on July 4," Weber's agent, Jarrett Bousquet, told the Courier-Post. "We looked at it as a group and said that in Nashville, things have changed, and they've kind of gone backward. They look right now to be rebuilding."

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July 20, 2012  08:29 AM ET

"... and they've kind of gone backward"

That is called the Tennessee two-step

July 20, 2012  08:45 AM ET

It would be really funny if the Preds matched the offer sheet...

July 20, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Wow how do you let those two have expiring contracts in the same year? Yikes.

July 20, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Polie was the GM of the Capitals when the Blues signed Scott Stevens to an offer-sheet.

Polie decided not to match, and took 5 first rounders instead. The only two NHL'ers they ended up with were Gonchar and Witt.

Has he learned his lesson?

July 20, 2012  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It would be really funny if the Preds matched the offer sheet...

I think they will.

July 20, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It would be really funny if the Preds matched the offer sheet...

I expect the Preds to do just that and keep him in hockey purgatory for the next 14 years of his life with a NTC attached to it or with the option to trade him to Columbus for Nash or the Wild for Suter.

July 20, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Polie was the GM of the Capitals when the Blues signed Scott Stevens to an offer-sheet.Polie decided not to match, and took 5 first rounders instead. The only two NHL'ers they ended up with were Gonchar and Witt.Has he learned his lesson?

*Poile

July 20, 2012  09:19 AM ET

**** Weber!

July 20, 2012  09:27 AM ET

BTW, there's a picture on the NHL.com web site that is guaranteed to warm Harry Crack's heart. It's under the "Summer with Stanley" link, right after the "Blues ink Oshie" link.

July 20, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Is it really necessary to have 3 threads on Weber? The interns are slacking this morning.

July 20, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Is it really necessary to have 3 threads on Weber? The interns are slacking this morning.

Really

July 20, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Is it really necessary to have 3 threads on Weber? The interns are slacking this morning.

Would you rather be reading about Doan and Nash?

July 20, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Polie was the GM of the Capitals when the Blues signed Scott Stevens to an offer-sheet.Polie decided not to match, and took 5 first rounders instead. The only two NHL'ers they ended up with were Gonchar and Witt.Has he learned his lesson?

Gonch was better suited to the KHL anyway. That's a big incentive to sign Weber.

July 20, 2012  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

**** Weber!

You mean ... Wuck Feber?

July 20, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Would you rather be reading about Doan and Nash?

When its all said and doan its a shane that Nash isn't going to go anywhere this year

July 20, 2012  09:48 AM ET

There is no need to get worked up about this until Nashville decides what to do. They should match the offer, but I wouldn't be surprised if they let him go (as disgruntled as he is) and take the draft picks as that would be the less expensive move.

July 20, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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When its all said and doan its a shane that Nash isn't going to go anywhere this year

You mean, he's going to Nash his teeth for the rest of the year?

July 20, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Is it really necessary to have 3 threads on Weber? The interns are slacking this morning.

At least one could have been about a barbecue.

July 20, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

There is no need to get worked up about this until Nashville decides what to do. They should match the offer, but I wouldn't be surprised if they let him go (as disgruntled as he is) and take the draft picks as that would be the less expensive move.

Is there anybody left on the Preds that's gruntled?

 
July 20, 2012  10:07 AM ET

And this is why I am a Penguins fan from NAshville, The Preds cannot afford to retool

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