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by Paul on 11/22/13 at 01:56 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Starting with the 2006-07 season, there was no longer any compensation if you allowed someone to accept a promotion elsewhere, so be it, you got nothing in return.
But there is once again a push to re-visit that.
For years, Brian Burke (now president of hockey operations in Calgary) has pushed the league on this, and other GMs such as Ray Shero, Ken Holland and David Poile have voiced their support on the issue.
Is it fair for the Penguins to lose Chuck Fletcher and Mike Yeo to Minnesota and get nothing in return? Same goes for the Red Wings who put GMs in Tampa (Steve Yzerman) and Dallas (Jim Nill) and a head coach in San Jose (Todd McLellan) but got nothing back?
As one Eastern Conference team executive told ESPN.com Friday, if you’re spending years developing front office or coaching personnel, you should be compensated for their loss, just like you would when trading a player that you’ve developed.
For example, if the Buffalo Sabres soon snatch an assistant GM from another team and make him their new GM, shouldn’t that team get a draft pick or something in return?
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