Nashville has their supposed next Shea Weber in Seth Jones. There was always speculation the contract couldn't be paid by Nashville and that is why it was set up the way it was. Capgeek has a really interesting cap recapture calculator I found on their site. Maybe this isn't news to anyone but here it is.
If Weber is traded this season there is still significant long term risk for the team he is traded to for having to absorb the hit if he retired early. However, after this season almost all of the risk will be on Nashville. In the scenario I put into the calculator I had Weber retire when his actual salary turns to 1 million leaving the 3 million season the last one that he plays. The 700k penalty for 2 years a decade from now isn't worth fretting over.
The question would then become can you pay the price of acquisition and are you willing to pay 7.8/year for Weber or was Suter really the heavy lifter of that tandem?
I don't have the schooling for making that call, but below are the results of Weber retiring a 38 after being acquired in an off season trade this year.
RECAPTURE CALCULATOR RESULTS
|Nashville Predators (2024-25 through 2025-26)||$12,285,714||$6,142,857|
|Philadelphia Flyers (2024-25 through 2025-26)||$1,428,571||$714,286|