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06-27-2011, 03:58 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Those who think Burke wont offer sheet an RFA are a little confused about the past.
Burke is on record as saying (more than once) that he's not against offer sheets at all. His issue with Lowe tendering an offer sheet to Penner was because of the amount used. He said it was an way over-inflated offer and that it would cause inflation in similar player's salaries. He used the example of a similar player going to arbitration and the arbitrator awarding big money, using Penner's contract as an example.
Burke would offer sheet in a heartbeat for the right player. I believe he also mentioned common courtesy dictates that he would talk to the GM first and give him a heads up about an offer sheet.
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