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07-10-2004, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Craven Morehead
We could also trade some assets for draft pciks if we feel it had to come to that.
Exactly the point I have trying to make throughout this thread

Originally Posted by Craven Morehead
But after the 1995 CBA was signed, how many teams actually let the RFA(of significance) go???
Not many. Scott Stevens was the only one of significance I can remember. And of course the Federov deal that was hugely front end loaded and Detroit had to match. I can remember all the broo-hah-hah about that one at the time, but funny after wining a couple of cups for Detroit no ever made a big deal about it anymore. Amazing what wining a cup will do for a fan's memory.

Originally Posted by Craven Morehead
I'm curious as to how it would look after a new CBA is reached and the possibility of a lowered UFA age. These draft picks that each team has could be more valuable if you have to re-stock talent.
Very true. The new CBA may change the rules quite significantly. I suspect the NHLPA will be asking for looser restrictions to allow more RFA movement, which could mean less compensation. Who knows what lies in the hearts of BETman and BADenow.

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