View Full Version : Rinne gets 7-year deal
Pekka Rinne has signed a seven year deal with Nashville. $49M.
Which defenseman does Nashville lose in the offseason? Suter or Weber?
11-03-2011, 12:10 PM
Weber, he isn't the one they want to loose I'm sure, but with Rinne at a 7 million cap hit (which I think is fine, he should earn it) I don't see how they can hold down Weber as well.
11-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Especially considering that they required arbitration to even come to a deal with him this summer. It doesn't look like they are on the same page.
11-04-2011, 10:44 AM
I don't see Nashville holding onto both d-men long term. The $$$ needed for all three would be in the range of $21-22 million per year starting next year. I know that Bob McKenzie tweeted yesterday that Nashville appears to be willing to spend to the cap but he didn't say that's what the team said. Sounds more like him just musing aloud.
Based on that, there are 2 possible outcomes that I can see. If Suter is still not signed to an extension by the trade deadline, then he'll be moved and not risk him going UFA next summer. If Suter is signed, then Nashville holds onto both for the season but will trade Weber in the summer. The only way Weber gets traded during this season is if Suter is signed to an extension and Nashville is out of any playoff contention.
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