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Eternally Optimistic
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HFX_Hurricanes doesnt have that good of a ring to it
Forum: Armchair-GMNov. 21 at 3:20 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>markmws</b></div><div>

Under the CBA, he cannot be traded by the Hurricanes. He can be signed to an extension, but they cannot trade him. He will be there for the rest of the season.

Hindsight's 20/20, but if they could do it all over again, they may not have signed him to that offer sheet. Over $6 million (and a first and third) for a player who just played a shade over 9 minutes last night: they could have allocated that money towards a better asset via trade. While it may have been a conversation starter and made for good laughs, I am not sure they will look back on that move too fondly. Good team, though. I also think that late first may end up being <em>more</em> productive than Kotkaniemi.</div></div>

The first portion of your post is not true. Article 10.3 paragraph (b) says "The Prior Club may not Trade that Restricted Free Agent for a period of one year from the date it
exercises its Right of First Refusal. " Paragraph (c) of that same section, dealing with what happens if an offer sheet is not matched, makes no reference to restrictions on trading the player.

The only time that trading is restricted when dealing with offer sheets is
a) in the 7-day period that the prior team has the right of first refusal, they cannot trade that right to another team
b) if the prior team uses their right of first refusal, they are not permitted to trade the player for a calendar year

The second portion of your post is disingenuous. Carolina didn't go after the 21 year old Kotkaniemi just for this year, they are trying to build a sustained window lasting at least until 2024-25. They had the cap room to do it, and trading a late 1st and 3rd for a very young player who can be a legit 3C right now is definitely worth it. Just because the Hurricanes are so deep at centre that Kotka has to play 4C now isn't a knock on him.

Edit: you can download the CBA from here and read it if you want to. https://cdn.nhlpa.com/img/assets/file/NHL_NHLPA_2013_CBA.pdf . The relevant sections are on page 56 of the PDF. The Montréal Gazette made an error.
Forum: NHL TradesNov. 4 at 1:14 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMNov. 2 at 1:39 p.m.