Stating they will match is news. Not huge news, but it just means we don't have to worry about Nyquist getting targeted with us pushing up against the cap. They would match and I like that message being out there.
I don't really expect Andersson to get an offer sheet and if someone offered him a stupid one in the most shocking move I can remember, I would have to see the deal, but I might take the compensation on him.
GM's probably playing it cool this summer. Too much of a squeeze, to get RFA's you have to overpay by a significant amount and it just doesn't seem worth the effort. Not to mention you give up draft picks. And the idea that the other team will try to screw you back later on seems to still be alive.
Realistically though, would a guy like Andersson even be offersheeted more than $1.5M? Doubt it. Nyquist over $3M? Doubt it. So there's that too.