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07-21-2012, 06:38 PM
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I like how you guys somehow know, with 150% certainty, that their teams would match. You know what? Bump it up. I'd go up to $7.5 million AAV to land these guys. They're both going to be superstars. Why not? By the time they're contract is done, they're going to be average value contracts for elite upper tier forwards.
The point still remains. RFA offer sheets are underutilized as a tool to improve your team.
If they are the impending superstars you think they are, then any value you are comfortable paying them is something that Dallas would be as well.
Would the Sens hesitate in matching any possible offer that Karlsson would have received through an RFA offer sheet if they had let him get past July 1st?
If you are so hellbent in getting them, then pick up the phone and work out a trade and then sign him to whatever contract you feel he's worth. You are guaranteed to acquire the player in this scenario. When using an offer sheet, you will never be certain of what contract amount and term will be the one that the original team will not be willing to match.
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