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12-13-2012, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by MPF24 View Post
First of all, the owners want a 5 year restriction with an exception of 7 years for any player RE-signing with the same team that holds their rights. So, nothing precludes Seguin from signing for 7, nor management from offering him 7.
This is intended to kill competition. FA will get less term for jumping teams. The only way to offset that is to increase the dollar value, but because you've reduced the cap due to the split, you've effectively reached into the players pocket twice. And it's a wonder why the players aren't jumping up and down about this offer.

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