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Acquiring Restricted Free Agents

From Scott Cullen at TSN,

While the unrestricted free agent market garners most of the attention, this summer could finally present the time for NHL general managers to actually put the collective bargaining agreement to work, using offer sheets to acquire restricted free agent talent.

Yes, the Edmonton Oilers took a lot of heat for making such offers last year—falling prey to that all-too-common hockey mishap of not knowing “The Code”—it’s about time NHL general managers played with some competitive fire when assembling their teams; the kind of fire that fans expect from the team on the ice.

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Includes a chart clarifying RFA compensation dollar amounts, and a look at potential targets for offer sheets around the league.

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: free+agency, rfa

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