Re: RFA Offer Sheets.
posted at 6/7/2014 8:24 AM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
One player's offer sheet hasn't been matched by his team since 1997.
The RFA offer sheet and the chances of the player moving is a rarity.
Yep. It's this an not the buddybuddy that keeps the rfas from moving. And it's as a consequence of this that some GMs see the rfas sheet as bad business. For the most part, you have to either overpay a player or try to make matching unpalatable before you have a hope of getting your guy. Otherwise the team will match and you're left with your bag in your hands.
Matching the overpriced rfa deal drives up comparables for everyone else based on a false value designed to be above market. Basically, the system is stupid and designed not to work except I exceptional circumstances or, as in the case of Kessel, to motivate a trade partner.
That said, with Boston's cap situation, I could see someone in the top 10 teams give up a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd if it means they get Krug for $5m.
Exactly. Plus business is a lot about "buddy, buddy". All people prefer to deal with people they like and trust. GM's are often in positions to do a "favor here or there". I doubt Nashville has much interest in any deadline deal that could further Philly's playoff chances. I always thought these offer sheet scenarios dealt with the "battle", while forgetting the "war".