Offer sheets are a rarely utilized tool in the NHL, which can either greatly help your team, or handicap you for years to come. An offer sheet is when a restricted free agent signs with a team other than his own. Depending on the value ($) of that contract, the team who signs the player must give their current team draft picks as compensation. The team who originally held the player's rights gets a week to determine if they will match the offer and keep the player, or let him leave and take the draft picks.
Flyers to Offer Sheet Caufield This Summer
Flyers reporter Jesse Bell has just come out with a statement regarding the Flyers moves this offseason, and it appears like they may be looking to utilize the offer sheet on exciting young forward, Cole Caufield
Caufield just finished his second full season with Montreal, and while he had it ended early due to shoulder surgery, the youngster was just shy of a 50-goal pace. He is one of the most exciting snipers in the league right now and would be a huge addition to Philly.
Flyers Fans Think Otherwise
In response to this report, fans voiced their opposition to this potential move. According to numerous fans, a small, goalscoring winger isn't one of the Flyers' main concerns right now, and giving up top picks for Caufield could hurt the rebuild.
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