I personally think the market value notion is flawed in the NHL currently. Despite caphits going up every year by 'X' amount I think RFA's and their agents are starting to take adavantage of this and some Gms are desperate to retain certain players and are willing to pay them. I'm going to use an example of a player on the Maple Leafs right now that is an RFA (I am sure most know who I am talking about) He is asking for 7 million a year and quite frankly I dont believe he is worth 7 million. Just because some GMS are desperate to retain certain player(s) because they dont have the depth and/ or firepower up front. The GM doesnt want to potentially lose a player so they pay them handsomely. They essentially 'break the system' as some refer to here and other RFAs see this and want to cash in on high salaries because they figured 'hey, this player got this amount, so I'll try and get that amount as well' as an example. I think kyle Dubas deep down knows the leafs dont have depth and scoring issues up front so he doesn't want to pay out a perceived 'market value' price. What do y'all think about this?