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06-21-2004, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish
It'll only affect a player under contract, most of the European players who want to play in the NHL are signing one or two year contracts anyway so it shouldn't be a big deal. Far worse might be the possibility of some sort of cap...Europeans, particularly in the later rounds, might find it more economically viable to play in Europe...actually North Americans might find the same thing.
I agree the cap will keep alot of good European players in Europe. If I were Washington or the Penguins, I would just make the pick and with the lockout let the player just develop in Russia until there contract expires.

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