Thread: News Article: Dynamo Moscow signs Omark and Harju
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04-08-2009, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Krushelnyski View Post
A few euro players signed just this past season to rookie max contracts that have never played in the NHL:

Detroit Red Wings
Ville Leino
Salary: $875,000

Dallas Stars
Fabian Brunnstrom
Salary: $875,000

Pittsberg Penguins
Janne Pesonen
Salary: $875,000

Toronto Maple Leafs
Nikolai Kulemin
Salary: $850,000 (just shy of rookie max)

No guaranteed roster spots for any of them... but the money is there. So why are other organizations willing to sign 'unproven' talent to those contracts if it's that much of an adverse gamble?
You have 3 free agent signings and a 2nd rounder on your list.

The situations are not comparable.

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