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06-28-2012, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Halibut View Post
No, it makes a lot of sense from the outside. If the player accepts it then it shows there are strains with his current team, if they match they cant trade him for one year and it puts doubt on their ability to resign him if he agreed to a one year deal in the first place. It keeps compensation down by sending a lower offer that wont cost as much.

The only downside is trying to get the player to agree to it. You have to convince him that there will be a better deal in the future than what his current team will give him.

Long term deals dont make sense for offer sheets, the compensation is too much and if they make cap sense the team will just match anyways.
Seems like a big downside if the player agrees to the offer sheet and then signs elsewhere the next off season. You've lost the compensatory picks, you've lost the player, and you have to start your search over.

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