Bernier was offered a 2.5m 1yr offer sheet by St. Louis, just mere days after Vancouver acquired him for a 2nd round pick in 2010 and 3rd round pick in 2009.
Since the offer sheet was in the 2.0mil to 3.0mil range, Buffalo (should St. Louis have filed the offer sheet) would have been entitled to St Louis' 1st and 3rd round picks in 2009.
Kinda stinky to see what could have been... (a single 1st round pick from the Blues in the 2009 draft might have been enough to secure Rivet from the Sharks)
My information was wrong (go figure that the NHL CBA PDF document
was out of date!) Here is the accurate information regarding offer sheet compensation for 2008:
2008-2009 RFA Offer Sheet Compensation
$863,156 or less = None
$863,156 - $1,307,811 = 3rd round pick
$1,307,811 - $2,615,623 = 2nd round pick
$2,615,623 - $3,923,434 = 1st and 3rd round pick
$3,923,434 - $5,231,246 = 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round pick
$5,231,246 - $6,539,061 = Two 1st's, one 2nd, one 3rd round pick
$6,539,061 or more = Four 1st round picks