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07-27-2007, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by FissionFire View Post
Teams cannot use draft picks acquired from other teams as compensation for RFA's. As such, you'd get Edmonton's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks. The only way you'd get your own 1st back is if Burke worked out some alternative compensation package (like the Blues sending Scott Stevens to New Jersey when they signed Brendan Shanahan).
Correct that teams cannot use their own draft picks acquired from other teams. However, Stevens went to NJ based on an arbitrator's decision for compensation. This wasn't what St Louis wanted.

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