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07-12-2013, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Brewster View Post
Is anyone else seeing all of these RFAs (ie Alzner, McDonagh) taking deals below the market value and getting antsy that we don't have a "hometown discount" type contract of our own? For our cap to work moving forward Gagner CANNOT be making over 5M.
I'm thinking we're seeing very different markets developing for defenseman and forwards, especially during RFA years.

I can't help thinking the offer sheets sent to guys like Kesler, Vanek, and Penner during RFA years is partly responsible for that. RFA forwards aren't quite as secure as RFA D (only guy I can remember being OSed is Hjalmarsson), and that has given agents added leverage. Just a theory.

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