Great post by Puck Daddy basically stating what we’ve been saying for quite some time. Restricted free agency in the NHL is one of the most misunderstood concepts. Fans spends countless hours worrying about some team swooping in and nabbing their star player with an unmatchable offer.
Of course, the problem with the league and its salary cap is contending teams don’t have the cap space to outmatch another team and rebuilding teams won’t give up multiple draft picks for one piece of the puzzle. The wheel goes round and round, but we’ll still have to talk many a folk off the ledge within the next 12 months.