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06-11-2008, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Irish Blues View Post
Seven (7) days to match. Once the offer sheet is tendered and accepted, it's a flat "take it or leave it" deal; the original team cannot amend the terms in any way, and they cannot trade the player while the offer sheet is still pending acceptance or refusal. Once accepted or rejected, the terms of the offer sheet become binding on the team that ends up with the player.
This is the reason why I think we could see one or more RFAs moved before June 20 (draft) for picks. Trading a player before June 20 nets you a specific pick in the draft, whereas July 1, you have no idea what you will get in return. A top 5 pick is a helluva lot better than two first round picks in the mid 20s.

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