Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
I'm confused, why does the Draisaitl deal matter?

I think they're biggest problem was not trading Nylander, but I don't see why Draisaitl matters there?
Draisaitl's contract is widely viewed as the one that began changing the game on RFAs. It used to be bridge deals across the board unless you were Crosby or McDavid or whatever. Now you've got players who would traditionally have taken the 2x5 or whatever sitting out for the 8x8.