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Will Nashville Be In A “Really Good Place” After Weber Decision?

from Nate Rau of the Tennessean,

On the eve of NHL free agency, the chairman of the Nashville Predators’ ownership group said the team’s business operations had improved to a point where players would not be lost because of money.

Now, with the clock ticking on whether the hockey club will match a $110 million offer to captain Shea Weber from hockey heavyweight the Philadelphia Flyers, the pledge by Predators Chairman Tom Cigarran is being put to the test.

Citing more home sellouts, improved season ticket renewal rates, increased luxury suite sales and expanding corporate support, Cigarran said earlier this summer that the club’s budget for the upcoming season would be larger than ever before, and “we’re not going to lose players because of money.”

“The only way we’ll lose them is if there’s some chemistry issue, or their grandmother lives in Montreal or something, the intangibles,” Cigarran said at the time. “But they know we’re competitive, and they know we’re committed after this season, so we’re in a really good place.”

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Weren’t the Flyers going to win the Cup when they took Lindros from Quebec?  How did that work out?

Posted by 13 user names on 07/22/12 at 12:18 PM ET

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It’s all about tryin killer. All about trying. Can’t win if you don’t then you suck for half a decade.. But you get superstars for being horrible (Edmonton and Penguins). It’s horrible being a top contender year after year after year and just not be able to put it together. Then no cup and bad draft.

  But it’s ok. As long as they are serious contenders and give their fans hope.. What more can you ask for. Ask a fan who has a team that hasn’t contended on a serious basis for a decade or more how that is. I will take the Flyers over most other teams. And hatred is a form of jealousy.. So it’s all good.

Thanks for asking though.

Posted by Me from There on 07/22/12 at 02:57 PM ET

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