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07-03-2006, 08:53 PM
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RFA Opportunism

With so many teams being near their salary cap maximum, could Bob Gainey and other GM's be gearing up for a run at Restricted Free Agents?? How could NJ afford to match offers for Gionta and Gomez right now? How about Philly with Gagne and Pitkanen? The salary cap may have brought in another piece of artillery for savvy GM's to use.

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With so many teams being near their salary cap maximum, could Bob Gainey and other GM's be gearing up for a run at Restricted Free Agents?? How could NJ afford to match offers for Gionta and Gomez right now? How about Philly with Gagne and Pitkanen? The salary cap may have brought in another piece of artillery for savvy GM's to use.
Well our best options would be players from NJ, Colorado or Sens. Maybe the Bruins too.

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07-03-2006, 08:58 PM
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new rule in the new cba


Exhibit 15( on page 282 )

restricted free agents may make contact with clubs(including there own ) regarding potential intrest but may not sign a new spc or offer sheet until the opening of the free agency period
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http://www.nhlpa.com/CBA/index.asp

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Gainey was made aware through the grapevine that NJ was going to re-sign Elias at any cost so he made the biggest offer to Elias that he could in order for NJ to raise their offer which ended up working. As we speak, Gomez is contemplating an offer sheet from Montreal that New Jersey almost has to turn down because they shelled out 1 million extra per season for Elias than they had planned. - End of dream.

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new rule in the new cba


Exhibit 15( on page 282 )

restricted free agents may make contact with clubs(including there own ) regarding potential intrest but may not sign a new spc or offer sheet until the opening of the free agency period
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http://www.nhlpa.com/CBA/index.asp
What's your point?

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Colorado is low on significant RFA's but Havlat and Schaeffer are RFA's for Ottawa.

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RFA aren't gonna sign offer sheet from other team

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RFA aren't gonna sign offer sheet from other team
Why not?

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Why not?
by respect to their team

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07-03-2006, 09:38 PM
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What's your point?


my point? i think there is a agent and player willing to use this new rule . im sure there has to be atleast 1 unhappy "rfa" some where in the nhl loooking to get outta some town or more money . only going to take the first guy to do it and many others will take advantage over the coming years also .

the team losing the player has 7 days to figure out wether to match the offer or take compensation picks . those teams being so close to the cap limits in cap trouble and gettin taking by suprise with a rfa offer sheet will have to also clear the cap room with in 7 days to retain the player . teams can make more than 1 offer sheet also provided they do have the proper amount of draft picks for compensation .

could get intresting


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Why not?
If, hypothetically, I was a RFA with a team with cap troubles, if it meant signing somewhere else so I could play, I would do it. also have to think, they have to be paid.


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by respect to their team
Please! Are you suggesting a player won't sign an offer sheet from another team because he has respect for his team? Joe Sakic is one of the classiest players to ever lace up a pair of skates and he signed an offer sheet a few years ago.

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07-03-2006, 10:24 PM
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In all honesty I think it will happen and the most attractive candidate is Havlat providing he is willing to sign somewhere, he did say that he would only sign a 1 year deal with Ottawa.

Ottawa is currently at about 35M committed for next year and that's only to 7forwards 5Dmen and 1 goalie, this is committed not even including RFA's who have not yet signed. that leaves 5 forwards 1 d and 1 goalie to sign 7 players with about 7 million in cap space if they want to leave room. That's virtually impossilbe to meet let alone to sign havlat in there.

If havlat will sign for 5.5 the only compensation to give up is 2 #1 and 1 #2 and 1#3 not so bad.

Also further question I have read parts of teh CBA but have not seen this, if someone knows please advise, is there a provision where signing an RFA where you cannot include options, for example signing Havlat for 1 year 3M with a team and player option for 3 years at 7M per thereafter. Thus only compensating for the original salary and basically having the agreement signed for 4 years.

Let me know I like that strategy.

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