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05-13-2007, 02:42 AM
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All this illustrates just how important it is to work out a contract extension in that final season before your best young players even hit the RFA market. You never know what'll happen or who'll try to nab them.

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Originally Posted by ELab2 View Post
With the salary cap going after RFA's makes to much sense for teams not to do it. I don't understand why the put it in the CBA if its looked down upon, thats absurd. The league is about winning not "good karma". Not only can you put an offer sheet on a guy and maybe get that player but if your targeting another UFA from that team you may force the team into letting that player go and then try to snatch him up yourself.
Here is the potential impact of Booby's move, courtesy of TSN's Bob McKenzie:
But the impact league-wide could be significant.

If the Canucks want to hold onto Kesler at the end of this season, they must extend him a qualifying offer of $1.9 million. That qualifying offer can be used as a comparable by other Group 2 players who file for salary arbitration.

''So the going rate for a young 10-goal scorer in this league is going to $1.9 million,'' an NHL GM said. ''We're starting a whole new inflation spiral. It's going to cost every team in this league. It's bad for all us. It's really bad business.''

Another GM said he could understand the Flyers' offer sheet tactic if the Canucks were unable to fit Kesler's $1.9 million under the salary cap, but that apparently is not the case. Sources suggest Kesler's figure of $1.9 million will take Vancouver to $43 million for 22 players that's $1 million under the cap and one player under the 23-man roster limit.

''This might inconvenience Vancouver a little bit but there was no chance Philadelphia was getting Kesler on the offer sheet, none at all and now we're all going to pay for it,'' the GM said.

Sources say Clarke tried to trade for Kesler earlier in the summer, but was rebuffed by Nonis. When a trade couldn't be worked out, sources said, Clarke suggested to Nonis he might tender an offer sheet, to which Nonis reportedly said he would match under any circumstances.

Not surprisingly, there is all sorts of talk of retribution. Other GMs say they can hardly wait for some of the talented young Flyers Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, in particular to become restricted free agents so other teams can make Clarke's life miserable with an offer sheet.

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So what's the over/uner on offersheets this off season?

I'll be shocked if it gets up to two.

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Originally Posted by House View Post
What if certain teams offered offer sheets just so they can force their competition to pay MORE to keep their own players and make them run into player payroll issues? just try to screw them over this way?
Bad idea since you could be screwed yourself. If the player signs and the other teams refuses to match, your team would be responsible for this player and his albatross contract.

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So what's the over/uner on offersheets this off season?

I'll be shocked if it gets up to two.
I don't know, we saw one last season, I wouldn't be shocked if it hit two this off-season.

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Clarke jumped out of the plane right before being pushed

Any proof of that?

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