Old topic but this is something I just encountered playing the game. My team was in desperate need of a number one goalie. Braden Coltby was available for $10.05M a year as a UFA but the board would only approve $9.9M. At the beginning of that month they had approved $16M to re-sign b-rate Adam Tuch. Utter nonsense. If the board limit is there to make the game more "realistic" then it shouldn't allow me to trade away a player like Sidney Crosby for a 5th round draft pick but I'm not aware of a Trade Veto feature in the game. At the very least, there should be a toggle under Game Options to remove this randomly occurring limit.