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03-25-2013, 05:41 PM
Frank the Tank
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Originally Posted by Master Lok View Post
Actually no, they're not. Anyone who says that doesn't understand the difference between RFA and UFA.
Two things set-up Hall and Eberle's contracts: 1) Jeff Skinner's 2nd contract, and 2) the Oilers' marketing department that established these two as the future of the team. Skinner's contract set their market price and the marketing department ensured that any attempt to play hardball against this price would result in a huge public backlash.

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