NHL vs NHLPA: European drafted players "defected status" w/o transfer agreement
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08-31-2008, 10:19 PM
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For those who are wondering what the brouhaha is about - the new CBA retained all of the "defected player" terms of the old CBA, but there was a separate letter agreement which suspended those terms once a satisfactory IIHF transfer agreement was signed. The CBA and Letter Agreement are silent on what happens if that satisfactory PTA lapses.
Based on the wording of the Letter Agreement, I bet that the league loses on this one - and the "defected player" terms are not reinstated.
That is my reading of the Letter Agreement as well.
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