Free agent bidding

by NHA


A complete list of free agents is available here:

It lists each teams free agents, as well as the league's unrestricted free agents that will sign with any team.

Let the bidding begin! Remember, teams don't win by throwing money away, while on the other hand, teams don't get the best players by offering little money. A few things to remember:

In the NHL the top players are paid over 5 million per season. In the NHA it needs to be the same.

NHA\NHL lineup regulars (those who don't usually see minor league time) should all make at least $500,000 and if they're not, it's almost always because they signed their contracts while they were minor leaguers. All new contracts to regular players should be reasonable or will not be accepted.

Trying to sign another team's RFA to a big deal will basically take you out of the running for any decent UFAs.

It will be easier to sign your own UFAs than it is to sign ones that played for a different team last year and are still wanted by that team. This is called the loyalty factor.

Take a look at what your lineup could be like with any UFAs you wish to sign. Do you really need them? If you do, offer good money. If you don't, don't offer a crummy deal anyways..just don't offer one at all. Offering lowball deals just because you don't really need the player won't help your team sign the ones you really do need..

That's about all. Send offers to and let the bidding begin!

Posted on Aug 15, 2000, 5:39 PM
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