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Compensation adjustment could lead to more offers for restricted NHL free agents
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05-25-2011, 03:24 PM
Get the chalk!
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Yah. That is a thought but the situation really is not much different than years past is it? What was last year's breakdown?
The compensation levels keep rising to the point that teams who don't match an offer sheet may be screwed but that's always been the case with offer sheets.
Kennedy is a good example of this. Pens management probably has his value pegged somewhere between $1.5-2M but if another team comes over the top and offers him $2.5M Shero might decline to match and all we're left with is a measly 2nd round pick for a 4 years of player development. The player either receives a bloated salary or the team is stick with a relatively meaningless pick.
Either way I doubt much changes, most GMs avoid offer sheets as a matter of principle.
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