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05-16-2009, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
Dale, IMO the LAST place that they should've been looking to chince out on. They wouldn't guarantee him an NHL spot so all along there was a chance that he could end up in the AHL. At the very LEAST they should've compensated there to the max because of his gamble. I honestly don't see the harm in offering him the rookie max and AHL max in good faith and leave it at that. It may not have made a difference, but when you have a team with a Billionaire owner looking to chince you on thousands of dollars, that doesn't send a very good signal IMO.
No Rookie can be signed to a one way contract... I also think that would have been the Oilers biggest hurdle regardless. That is what the KHL is hoping for though. They can take advantage of the fact that the NHL teams must sign Rookies to no more than the max and cannot guarantee them time in the NHL. The KHL can offer these Kids a lot more in terms of Monetary Value. What option would you choose given the choice? He made the right choice if he wanted a payday.

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