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Vancouver Canucks sign Prab Rai
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03-27-2010, 06:43 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by
nuckfan in TO
do you think that Jason Krog, signed to a 1-way contract by the Canucks, was to help the Canucks last season, or to provide the Moose (who agreed to pay for a portion of that pro salary) one of the AHL's top vets on their team?
It's still in the Canucks best interest to have talent around their prized prospects, and that includes bringing in players that can help their AHL team be more successful overall.
And especially when you're dealing with the few number of overall contracts that the Canucks usually carry, they are more than able to sign a few players that may just be projected to help the AHL team.
I agree with signing players who are going to be farmhands to 2-way deals, but if they are going to play on the farm for the NHL minimum, that's just really bad economics, as in a huge waste of cash, you might as well let the vet play in Europe for 200,000$ or whatever if you are going to do that, you can sign younger talent on cheaper 2-way's instead.
Back to the point at hand though, which is Rai, 1st of all he is not a vet, he is still quite young, so he still has time to develop and make the NHL, so the signing was a development signing and not a farmhand signing.
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