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11-09-2003, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Enoch
You can't let RFA that sit out a year gain UFA. Then the bottom feeding teams would lose all of their draft talent relatively quickly
Quite possibly you'd be creating a situation where you're basically inviting players to spend a year in Europe, then return to the NHL to reap the benefits of UFA status. It's definitely an idea that could blow up in the owners' faces in a couple of different ways.

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