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01-21-2013, 03:15 PM
Phillip The Third
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
I infer from the fact that no offer sheet has been extended that Subban and Meehan haven't found another GM who would meet their terms. I also assume that Bergevin would probably match it if one were offered by a rival in the East.
When you make an offer sheet you have to think that the offer you make will put the other GM in a tough spot and prevent him from matching so you can actually acquire the player for that price and term. There is not much advantage in just driving a player's value up unless it's part of a bigger Machiavellian plot to throw their salary structure out of whack and get another player later, or force them to let a player go and weaken them. But this rarely ever happens... I can only think of the Niklas Hjalmarsson offer sheet, or maybe the Fedorov one. But the habs mediocrity over the past 15 years have made them too irrelevant for another team to want to do that IMO.

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