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12-17-2012, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bluemandan View Post
I don't care what the length limit is, I like the idea of being able to resign for longer with the team that drafted you.

It would help teams retain their best players as the team would have something to offer them that no one else could.
The only issue I'd have with that is what about someone like Lars Eller? Should the Blues really have a negotiating chip that no one else has simply because we drafted him? Or Rundblad, to use another example. Or should Colorado really have an extra advantage because they drafted Shattenkirk? Now if they make it such that the rule only applies if a player finishes his ELC/contract with the team that drafted him, should Montreal not have an extra advantage with someone like Aaron Palushaj (if he ever becomes anything), seeing as they essentially developed him?

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