Does Anybody Here Remember Vera Lynn? (CBA & Lockout Discussion) XXVIII
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11-14-2012, 10:50 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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It's completely draconian because it's for one year and keeps them off the market and lets the team retain the rights for I believe, 3 years if they want to keep using it. Which means they can use the player up at an escalating price, take that long to attempt to sign him, or trade a UFA for a return.
"Hey, Zach Parise, we're tagging you, so you get paid $7.5M next season." Then he blows out his knee again.
Hey Zach, you will be paid the avg of the top 5 players at your position for two years (term limit), then you can hit UFA.
How terrible for him.
Not to mention that there is only one franchise tag and 53 roster spots. Once a guy gets tagged, it can't be used again until that player signs a long term deal.
So there are only at most, 32 franchise tag designations during any one FA period.
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