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05-30-2013, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MichaelJ View Post
I disagree. Given this team's "ability" in recent years to draft and develop talent I would happily surrender picks to bring in a player we know can play in the NHL.
No you don't understand. We literally can't afford the compensation.

Any team that loses an RFA to a cap hit above $3,364,392 is entitled to a first round pick (in addition to other picks.) We don't have a first rounder to offer because it has to be forfeited.

Anything below that, and the other team likely matches the offer sheet, or the player is not worth the 2nd/3rd round compensation and we're screwing ourselves, especially considering we already don't have a 1st, 4th, or 7th rounder in 2014.

Plus only 9 offer sheets have been signed since 1998, only one of which saw the player switch teams (Penner, 2008.) That's something that HFBoards ALWAYS forgets around this time of year, that offer sheets are not common practice in the NHL.

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