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01-08-2013, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Krishna View Post
Offersheets are allowed in the CBA.

GMs having a "gentleman's agreement" not to offersheet each other's players is just another word for collusion.
They aren't frowned upon. The fact is you need to OVERPAY to get a player. Teams have the right to match. If they under pay a team will simply match.

Add to that the compensation which can be multiple first round picks and it's generally not wise asset management -- unless you are getting a rare player.

Not many players in the league I'd overpay for and give up multiple 1st round picks. Especially in a cap world where your dollars are limited.

The Flyers were willing to do this for Weber because he's a rare player. A number one D, strong defensively and offensively.

Kevin Lowe is very very lucky the Sabres matched Vanek's offer. Then there's the Penner offer that was a waste of time.

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