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07-20-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SoupNazi View Post
I think if the new CBA raises UFA age, offer sheets are going to become much more common than they are today. Even middle of the pack players will probably have an OS or two thrown at them.
Raising the UFA age will also force teams to put more emphasis on drafting wisely. The longer younger players are locked into a particular team (barring trade), the less you can rely on free agency to fill gaps and fix mistakes. Trading would be another way to get rid of crappy players/fill needs but that requires even more variables than drafting alone does since it involves another team with its set of needs, player(s) outside your organization, etc.

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