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07-09-2004, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Forechecker
Does this mean that he can still sign with another NHL team? Does Boston forfeit his rights?
He is a Restricted Free agent, so Boston retains his rights. If another team offers Thornton a contract, Boston can match or if they don't match, probably receive 5 1st round draft picks from the team who signed him.

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