The RFA Situation Needs Fixing

Mitch Marner

So it's now September and there are way too many restricted free agents unsigned.  The major ones include Mitch Marner (Maple Leafs), Patrik Laine (Jets), Mikko Rantenen (Avalance), Brayden Point (Lightning), Brock Boeser (Canucks), Charlie McAvoy (Bruins), and Zach Werenski (Blue Jackets).  There seem to be two main reasons for why this is dragging out, deadlines and market setting. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Players And Teams Are Waiting For The Market To Be Set One of the major reasons players and GM's are reluctant to complete a deal is that they don't want to be the ones to set the market.  For instance, if Brayden Point signs first, then that sets the market for the guys arguably