I think the old boys club is as much on the agents' side of the equation as well.theman wrote:Horvat's contact not being done is very concerning. It should be a no brained.
As fir Draisitl, we are seeing the old boys club in action here. Definitely an unwritten rule here between GMs.
For the player, signing an offer sheet is a nuclear option and I believe players more often use the offer sheet for negotiating power without actually signing it. The offer sheet will guarantee acrimony and a spotlight on the signing player, which doesn't gell with the "aw shuck team first" mentality of most hockey players.
And Meds, a player who is still RFA-eligible cannot get trade protection under the CBA, it can't kick in until the player reaches UFA eligibility. Also, in the Weber offer sheet I believe you can't put NTCs on an offer sheet, hence why Nashville was able to move Weber.