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9/15/2006 5:07:00 PM

VERNON, B.C. (CP) - Vancouver Canucks general manager Dave Nonis says Bob Clarke's actions in signing centre Ryan Kesler to a US$1.9 million offer sheet make no sense.

The Canucks were caught off guard earlier this week when the Philadelphia Flyers general manager signed the restricted free agent to an offer sheet.

The Canucks said Thursday they would match the offer, which was worth far more than they had planned on paying Kesler this year.

"Philadelphia didn't do anything wrong in this process," Nonis said Friday at the Canucks training camp. "Bob Clarke is free to do whatever he wants in signing free-agent players. He didn't break any rules, as he's told the world.

"But I don't understand it. To sign a player to a deal, at far more than what he would normally sign too, knowing full well we were going to match the offer ... To me that doesn't make any sense."

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