I think it is ashamed that the NHL is the only sport where free agency is basically a loot with no protection. In the NFL, you can franchise a player, meaning you can match any offer OR receive 2 first round draft picks. Or you can transition a player, and have the right to match any offer. Or you can let a player go, and receive sandwich pick compensation. In baseball, you offer arbitration, if the player signs with another team, you get their first pick AND a sandwich pick. In basketball, you can do a sign and trade. As the team with the player, you can offer the largest deal, bigger than any other club. In the NHL, UFAs get nothing. You sign and keep or lose them for nothing. I think this unfair, given how teams can lose a star after just a few seasons, in their prime. I don't get why the NHL is the only sport that does this, and I would like to see the new CBA give the team with the player some compensation, be it franchise tags, transition, sign and trade, or draft pick or an extra compensation pick later. 1) Would you? 2) Odd this happens? 3) How come nobody else, no other team, has made a stink about it?