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09-27-2003, 12:42 AM
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McKenzie:rookie$ will take it on the chin

Not really isles related but an interesting article.

http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/bob_mckenzie.asp?id=55045

But with only a year left on the current collective bargaining agreement, no NHL team, especially the Panthers, intends to dole out a Thornton or Kovalchuk type contract, not when they can wait one year in the anticipation of a true rookie salary cap in the new CBA. No one knows what will transpire, or when, but smart money suggests that entry-level players are going to take it on the chin.

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