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06-07-2012, 09:47 AM
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Why should they? Honest question.
I get what you are saying and you are arguing the other side of the coin. But IMO the problem lies in that when drafted players have to much power in where they want to play, it creates major problems for franchises. Its more than just, "I don't want to play there", because it has a large trickle down effect on that respective organization. What happens is franchises start getting negative stigma's attached to them that they are poor places to play. If a team can't retain the high end talent they draft, they are going to have a less talented roster as a result. Which when you factor that, along with the PR issues associated with not being able to sign your draft picks, it gives that team a much harder time to attract high profile FA's down the road.
I think a player needs to earn their time in the NHL, and earn the right to go to being a UFA or at least RFA status where they have more control in where they want to play in the NHL.
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