Under likely AFLPA recommendations Hawthorn would not receive any compensation in the prospect of champion match-winner Lance Franklin leaving or West Coast if the Eagles lost gun sharp-shooter Mark LeCras at the end of this season.
The sensational Franklin and clever LeCras will be restricted free agents at the end of the 2013 AFL season and can move to new clubs if their existing outfit can't match any contract offer.
AFL clubs have already been asked by league authorities to lodge submissions on views for compensation to cover loss of a player departure through free agency.
Clubs were at loggerheads with the league in October last year when a discretionary system of compensation was implemented for the loss of a player in the first ever AFL free agency process.
AFLPA player relations boss Ian Prendergast has widely expressed endorsement of last year’s historic first ever free agency process.
But he advocates scrapping any compensation for the loss of a player after at least eight years of service to one club.
Prendergast maintained that feedback from the league’s near 800-strong player’s union was constructive in review of a first free agency period.
Prendergast and association heavyweights are understood to have also sought feedback from leading AFL player managers on the initial free agency process.
"Overall, the feedback we've received on how free agency operated in its first year has been very positive," Prendergast told Melbourne’s Herald Sun.
"But we did see some confusion around how the compensation model works.
"This led to a number of clubs getting frustrated about not knowing their compensation position during the free-agency period or disgruntled about the pick they received for losing a free agent.”
"In our view, it would be easier to scrap compensation all together. We also think this is more in line with the spirit of free agency.
"These players have provided great service to their clubs for over eight years.
"If they are within the top 10 paid players, the club has the opportunity to retain the player by matching the offer."
St Kilda was the biggest compensation beneficiary with a draft selection at number 13 in return for losing accomplished veteran Brendon Goddard who switched to Essendon as a restricted free agent.
The Saints in return on-traded the cherished first-round pick to Gold Coast for emerging big ruckman Tom Hickey.
On the other hand West Coast was handed only pick 62 in the loss of big premiership forward Quentin Lynch to Collingwood as an unrestricted free agent.
Melbourne was handed pick 49 in the 2012 national draft after AFL football operations management ruled on the overall switch of experienced Demons defender Jared Rivers to Geelong.
The departure of tough Demons on-baller Brent Moloney to Brisbane and the arrival of two-times Cats premiership forward Shannon Byrnes at Melbourne was also considered in overall of assessment of a compensation allocation.
Port Adelaide got a second round choice at 30 for losing nippy veteran Danyle Pearce to Fremantle and then another selection at 31 with big defender Troy Chaplin’s move to Richmond.
Under the league’s inaugural free agency regulations all compensation picks had to be used at last year’s draft.
They were able to be used in other trading during October before a final draft order was established and announced by the league.