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01-15-2013, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
Haven't thought of this. I agree, trading for UFA rights will decrease dramatically. I mean, it wasn't all that common before, but it was certainly gaining popularity in recent years. It would be mostly pointless now.

I like it though. The more players that make it to UFA, the better.
I strongly disagree for "elite" UFA's. A team that is resigning their own UFA has the ability to offer an extra year in the contract. For a guys like Parise/Suter this last year, that extra year is a BIG deal, and allows the "incumbent" team to offer a signficantly highter total contract value while having a similar annual amount.

I think the trades for "negotiating rights" were pretty small. Usually a 3rd/4th round DP, or maybe a conditional 2nd if the player is signed.

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