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Restricted market has attractive options

Originally Published: March 13, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

With the unrestricted market mostly picked over like the annual Filene's Basement bridal dress sale, some teams may now begin to turn to the league's pool of 54 restricted free agents to bolster their rosters.

There is, however, one essential problem: Because of the mechanics involved, with an original team able to match an offer sheet to a player with whom it has retained a right of first refusal, getting restricted free agents to change clubs is a difficult process.

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