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by Paul on 12/19/11 at 11:22 AM ET
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
“Ask me on February 27.”
That was the word Saturday morning from Nashville Predators executive vice-president and general manager David Poile after he was asked for the 10,000th time what his plans are regarding unrestricted free agent-to-be Ryan Suter and restricted free agent-to-be Shea Weber.
The reason Poile was queried this time is the growing belief that teams with cap room (Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia, now with extra space due to Chris Pronger’s injury, etc.) are sitting back, refusing to trade their best assets until they know what Nashville will do with the dynamic defensive duo.
Make no mistake, opposing GMs drool over Suter and Weber like college freshman at their first spring break wet T-shirt contest.
“If [Poile] wanted to, he could create quite an auction for either [player],” one NHL executive said.
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