Thread: News Article: Dynamo Moscow signs Omark and Harju
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04-08-2009, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jadeddog View Post
for those people saying "well at least we retain his rights".... there is no garantee of that at all, and we haven't heard this from any official source yet .... also, we're not going to hold his rights forever, whos to say that we don't lose the rights 1 year after he signs in the KHL

this is *all* speculation until we hear from an official source
You are correct that nothing has been confirmed. But it is clear from the cba that if Omark is classified under defector status then he would remain Oilers property until at least a) there is a new cba or b) there is a new IIHF transfer agreement.

The issue here is whether he has defector status. It does seem clear that the NHL's position would support this assumption and that this position was upheld by an arbitrator.

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