On my way to CBA talks, but should weigh in here.

Early take:

Predators' hand forced, will match. Too much at stake,  Lose Ryan Suter and the captain for draft picks?  Wound fan base, sponsors? He's a huge asset.

Nashville receives revenue sharing, so even if they spend on absurd signing bonuses and Shea Weber salary, they can trade him down the road for a bundle and save tens of millions. 

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