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Habs CANNOT take Halak to arbitration and avoid offer sheets
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05-30-2010, 03:01 PM
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Halak is a group 2 free agent (RFA). if you look at the CBA you can see all the habs have to do is give him a qualifying offer than they can take him to arbitration if he does not accept. The 1.5m thing is a clause for clubs that don't want to make a qualifying offer for the player, I guess cuz they feel the arbiter will reduce his pay (pretty rare cases for a RFA).
There is a timing problem. The team cannot take the player to arbitration until July 6th, however he can receive offer sheets as of July 1.
With the player who makes MORE THAN $1.5M, the team can elect arbitration in June.
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