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06-14-2008, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Ice Poutine View Post
Should RFA's Be Abolished?

Somehow, going after an RFA to me is really low. I mean, what was the thinking when he NHL decided that any team could go offer a contract to a guy you still have a contract with?

And offering a BIG contract to a RFA is forcing this team to equal that number and may put that team in dire financial needs.

I think being a UFA is good enough and that RFA's are superfluous and un-needed.

What do you think?
RFA is about putting a bit of power in the hands of the player....the only alternative is UFA after your first contract and that makes no sense. What kind of negotiating power would Kostitsyn have if he wasnt RFA? Also the other team isnt forced to equal....The Ducks refused to equal Penner's contract and they got a first, second and third-round draft pick in return.

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