RFA Signs with KHL for Two Years with NHL out (if better deal)
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12-09-2012, 03:17 PM
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This is true. For one player in this circumstance, this can be a good tactic, presuming he got a competitive deal in the KHL (if not, however, that might actually give Colorado leverage). Obviously, though, I think it's absurd to expect this have a ripple effect through the RFA market as a whole. I can't think of a time when an NHL player who had offers on the table got a better deal in the KHL. The NHL isn't lowering salaries anywhere near enough for the KHL to be financially competitive.
I am not saying it will drive up RFA prices but if this were to get ROR an increase we could see several RFA's that feel underpaid try this. It at most raises the floor for RFA's.
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