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05-22-2008, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Rags225 View Post
KHL will not be as big of a competition as we thought. Their salary cap will be at $23.5 mil US. But it won't allow many NA players in the league. So we would be losing Euro players but most likely only the fringe type.;_yl...=tsn&type=lgns

Here are some of the pertinent points:

mong them: • The salary cap will be roughly $23.5 million with a salary floor of $10 million (all figures are American dollars). As to the maximum cap breakdown, about $16.7 million will cover 21 players and up to $6.8 million can be allocated for four “star” players. Three of these can be chosen freely by the club, plus another one who:
— has played not less than 40 matches (20 matches for goalkeepers) in the past NHL season.
— is a junior player of Canadian or American nationality, but younger than 20 and selected in the first three rounds of the NHL draft.
— is a player coming from European leagues that has played in the most recent world championships or Olympics.
Player transfers in the KHL will be based on the NHL model, with cash payments in the style of international soccer being abolished.
• The first Continental league draft will take place in 2009, with teams able to secure negotiating rights to both European and North American players. Each team will be able to protect three prospects from their respective junior clubs, with teams receiving compensation on a sliding scale for junior prospects they lose to other teams in the draft.
• A waiver draft will be held before each season in which each team will be able to protect 20 players (18 skaters and two goalies).
• Rosters must be not larger than 25 players, with a maximum of five international players. In any single game, teams will only be able to ice four internationals.

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