The Dec 1 RFA deadline, Turris, and offer sheets

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  1. tmg

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    We know that if Turris isn't signed by Dec 1 he can't play in the NHL this year.

    We know that if a team extends him an offer sheet, Phoenix has 7 days to either match, or yield and receive compensatory picks.


    What I don't know is what happens when those timelines overlap. If a team extends Turris an offer sheet on Nov 28 (...can they?), does Phoenix have to make its match-or-yield decision before Dec 1 if they want him to play this year? Or does the offer sheet date count as the date of the contract even if they take until Dec 4 to match the offer?
     
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    The Dec 1 deadline is the drop dead date for registering the SPC with the League - and is independent of the RFA Offer Sheet process.

    An Offer Sheet is NOT an SPC - it is merely an agreement to sign one.

    A team signing Turris to an Offer Sheet cannot finalize that into an SPC until either 7 days pass or Phoenix indicates to the League it's intention not to match(*). If a team signs Turris to an Offer Sheet after Nov 24, the 'Yotes could match or decline to match by the Dec 1 deadline or do nothing and let the clock run out - in which case Kyle sits out a year and the 'Yotes retain his RFA rights.

    (*) Note that there is no explicit mechanism in the CBA whereby a team can decline to match and allow the RFA to be signed before the end of the 7 day window - but the League has permitted this in the past.
     
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    Moot point now as Turris has signed a two year deal with Phoenix.
     

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