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09-09-2009, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by iamlegend View Post
i have a question i've thought of. Could Burke do this?

Boston says they're gonna match any offer Toronto makes. But when the season starts, they can't. Since you cannot go over the hard cap. So, the Leafs wait til October (since Kessels out til December anyways) and makes a RFA bid then? Boston is tied up, can't trade quickly/drop valuable players to waiver, and the Leafs get Kessel at a price above the cap of Boston

Is this possible?
This has been brought up multiple times as a possible plan of Burke's. There's no way to fully ensure though that Boston can't match, as they have 7 days to move players around to make room.

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