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Why Offer Sheets Won’t Work

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Would 29 other teams love to have Doughty, one of the most promising defenders of the next generation of NHL stars, on their roster?

Of course.

Will you see any team present an offer sheet in an effort to make it happen?

No.

Why?

Well, the answer is pretty obvious—because it’s futile.

It has been that way throughout the history of the offer sheet, and it remains so even though the salary cap and internal budgets suggest these are fertile times for plundering other teams’ players.

“For me, offer sheets as a way of acquiring players has never proven fruitful,” former Calgary GM Craig Button, now a national analyst, told ESPN.com this week.

Since the mid-1990s, Button noted, “no star player has come close to moving.”

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The offer sheet last summer by San Jose didn’t land them Hjalmarsson, but the cap squeeze it put on Chicago contributed significantly to the Hawks’ decision to let Niemi walk after arbitration.  Then the Sharks signed Niemi.

Posted by Kel on 07/21/11 at 03:32 PM ET

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Good point Kel.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/21/11 at 03:34 PM ET

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