Minnesota Wild GM Doug Riseborough gave a succinct and illustrative look into how an organization views and prepares for free agency. The undersupply of his so-called “Elite” and “Top” players versus the demand makes so much sense, first, for how really boring and lacking in apparent impact this year’s free agency has been. But probably more importantly it can explain why free agent defensemen this week–both restricted and unrestricted–became incredibly overpaid versus their counterparts.
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