What Do UFA's Consider When Signing?

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  1. Wease

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    What type of things do you think they consider? The city life they are going to be living in? How good of a team they are going to be playing for? What kind of ice time and role they will have?

    I'm sure all of those thing apply, and the obvious money / contract length, but what else? What other sorts of things would any UFA consider before signing somewhere?
     
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    1. Why wasn't this posted on the "other" board ;) that thread is basically on Page 8 by now!

    I think you have to look at it from the Single/Married + kids thing:

    Single:
    -Nightlife
    -Size of city
    -Will the team be able to compete
    -Will you be challenged to your highest level
    -What type of minutes can you expect going in based on your talents and the talents already on the team
    -How close are the teammates to one another
    -Is the coach and GM known to be player oriented/can they keep their promises

    Married or kids involved:
    -Does the wife want to move :sarcasm:
     
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    depends on thier age

    Some are all about the money
    Some are all about winning
    Some it is about security
    Some it is about how much travel does that team have
    Other don't like playing where Hockey is the god like sport in the city
     
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    Depends which teams are approaching them. Absurd money/terms/NTC will prevail in many cases.
     

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