Tavares to the KHL?
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07-13-2008, 11:44 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
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Because if he were to sign in the KHL, then lets say he cannot adapt his game to the bigger rink style or something like that, and he has a very poor season, his draft stock will plummet. If he stays in the O, he is assured to continue tearing up the league (barring injury) and is assured to top 2 draft spot.
Worst case scenerio, he goes over has a not so great season he gets picked #2 and still signs the same contract(that the league allows with bonuses) as he would if he has a great season in the OHL.
Best case scenerio is he goes over there proves he can play amongst men at a top level, still gets the exact same bonus laiden contract he would if he sucks over there all while evaluating his status to #1
If there was no Entry level contracts then he might risk screwing himself out of more money in the NHL but fact is he will get the 850K + all the bonuses he possibly can get type deal no matter what happens next season.
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