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Junland signs with Farjestad, no outclause
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05-04-2010, 01:21 PM
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Hmmm Strickland's latest seems to indicate that this was a big surprise to the Blues. He also apparently turned down a one-way contract with the club. It seems a bit confusing.
Junland turning down the one-way contract has been known for quite a while now. If he would've signed it, Junland would've been guaranteed $500k no matter if he played for the Blues or Rivs but it seems like he chose the guarantee of playing in the SEL over the uncertainty of playing in either the NHL or AHL. It seems he really did not want to play in Peoria again. The problem is that obviously the Blues can't guarantee him anything. I think they showed a lot of faith in him as IMO, it shows they thought he had a very good chance of making the team out of camp or they wouldn't have offered him the one-way deal. The Blues could have and would have sent Junland to the minors if he wasn't good enough and would've paid him the $500k to play for the Rivs but they're not in the business of throwing money away so my read on things is that the one-way offer in and of itself was as much as a guarantee as Junland will ever get.
For any of the Swedish posters, can any of you determine how much Junland's contract with Farjestad is for? My impression is that it's less than $500k but I'd like to know for sure.
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