Read the press release sent out by the Nashville Predators after the jump.
"We are in receipt of the offer sheet signed between the Philadelphia Flyers and Shea Weber. Under the rules pertaining to an offer sheet, the Predators have one week to decide whether to match or accept the compensation. We have stated previously that, should a team enter into an offer sheet with Shea, our intention would be to match and retain Shea. Our ownership has provided us with the necessary resources to build a Stanley Cup-winning team. Due to the complexity of the offer sheet, we will take the appropriate time to review and evaluate it and all of its ramifications in order to make the best decision for the Predators in both the short and long-term.
“We do not anticipate any further comments on this situation until we make our decision within the next seven days.”
There will be no comments made by David Poile and the Nashville Predators regarding Shea Weber until the decision is made. Once you do hear Poile make a comment about Weber, he is most likely signed.
The money is there for Poile to spend. He has to spend this on Weber unless Weber doesn't want to be a Predator, which I don't buy into yet. This is a very front-loaded contract, but Poile has to "swallow the pill" and put ink to paper. This is good for the Predators as we know what it will take for him to sign here.
If we don't spend this money on Weber, it will be hard to get to the cap floor. Just do it Poile.
Here is what Paul Fenton should be doing to David Poile right now. "Now! Now! Do it!"