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07-01-2011, 12:36 PM
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andersej
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I would think Hansen was simply qualified at his previous salary of $825,000 + 5 % = $866,250 making him a Restricted Free Agent. I don't think either side even considered that he would sign that offer, but it serves to keep his rights with the team.

Another team can now sign Hansen to a contract. Vancouver then has the right to match that contract and keep him, or take compensation in the form of draft picks. Considering the amount of $$$ Hansen could conceivably get, that would be either a 3rd or a 2nd round draft pick.

I haven't heard anything about how the negotiations are going. On HFBoards, the consensus seem to be that he could command somewhere in the region of $1.3 mill. - $1.5 mill.

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