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08:31 AM ET 08.15 | Not only will Shea Weber earn more this season than anyone on the Predators roster, but his calendar year haul comes close to matching the second-richest deal in franchise history. The Predators have to pay Weber $27 million over the next calendar year -- as part of a 14-year, $110 million contract -- so there is more pressure on the small-market franchise to bring in more money. "It's not about me," [chief executive officer Jeff Cogen] said. "We come to work every day and we want to enhance the fan experience. We want to monetize some of the on-ice successes and re-invest it back into the team. ... We hope to compete and not just survive in the NHL. I would argue we are (competing)."

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August 15, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Note to self(or the Tennessean): You don't cry poor after agreeing to a $110 million dollar contract you cannot have your grits and eat 'em too

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August 15, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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Note to self(or the Tennessean): You don't cry poor after agreeing to a $110 million dollar contract you cannot have your grits and eat 'em too

As Hank Williams Jr. put it: "There's a tear in my beer 'cause I'm cryin' for you, dear."

August 15, 2012  09:26 AM ET

sounds like the kid that kills his parents, then asks for special treatment because he's an orphan

August 15, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Somebody should have had a plan in place when they agreed to match Phillies absurd offer.

August 15, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Weber deal pinching Preds

Somebody should have pinched them before they made the deal.

August 15, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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Weber deal pinching Preds Somebody should have pinched them before they made the deal.

There a retort in there somewhere about pinching one off I just haven't figured it out yet.

August 15, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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Weber deal pinching PredsSomebody should have pinched them before they made the deal.

and if not, maybe they could arrange to have someone slap them silly

August 15, 2012  10:19 AM ET

If Nashville needs to be fiscally smart, the Shea Weber deal does not make any sense at all.

August 15, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Somebody should have had a plan in place when they agreed to match Phillies absurd offer.

Even he couldnt help the Phillies....

August 15, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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If Nashville needs to be fiscally smart, the Shea Weber deal does not make any sense at all.

I believe they did it because they had to, not because they wanted. With Suter gone and then having the ability to keep Weber but letting him go for money that would say to their fans they weren't willing to go all out.

They probably thought by letting Weber would cost them the chance to have a fanbase, instead they might regret it worse if they spend more than they bring in, have to raise prices then dont contend as well as hoped.

It's a lose/lose situation and I would have loved to have Weber from from a fans view I like what the Preds did.

August 15, 2012  10:31 AM ET

get rid of these guaranteed contracts and bonuses.......make everything incentive based (as it is in the real world) when they hit the defined targets they get paid. The whole contract is way out of line......

August 15, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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get rid of these guaranteed contracts and bonuses.......make everything incentive based (as it is in the real world) when they hit the defined targets they get paid. The whole contract is way out of line......

I get the whole bonuses and structured contracts over decades, that was handled with the new CBA, but to make everything incentive based will just create a horrible league of (more) selfish players just trying to reach the incentive and not a team goal.

I think the cap, cutting the bonus and extended beyond playing years contracts is a good way to make teams decide how many baskets they want to put their eggs in.

August 15, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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get rid of these guaranteed contracts and bonuses.......make everything incentive based (as it is in the real world) when they hit the defined targets they get paid. The whole contract is way out of line......

I have been saying this for years...someone in here disagreed with it yesterday though...

August 15, 2012  10:59 AM ET
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I have been saying this for years...someone in here disagreed with it yesterday though...

It wasn't me but I believe it isn't allowed.

August 15, 2012  11:00 AM ET

Biggest problem as with Parise and Suter up in Minny is they have to shell out the shekels lockout or not.

August 15, 2012  11:06 AM ET
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I get the whole bonuses and structured contracts over decades, that was handled with the new CBA, but to make everything incentive based will just create a horrible league of (more) selfish players just trying to reach the incentive and not a team goal. I think the cap, cutting the bonus and extended beyond playing years contracts is a good way to make teams decide how many baskets they want to put their eggs in.

well just about everything......I mean what is in this $27 million he is owed over the next year?

That is just a baseball contract......

$27 million for what, really? Nobody is that good

August 15, 2012  11:07 AM ET
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Biggest problem as with Parise and Suter up in Minny is they have to shell out the shekels lockout or not.

i think it is great. Some people are forced to learn things the hard way

 
August 15, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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i think it is great. Some people are forced to learn things the hard way

Not arguing, just sayin'...

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