Steckel scores two in Monarchs win!
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03-13-2005, 11:59 PM
David A. Rainer
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Huntington Beach
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From the expired CBA:
8.3. Compensatory Draft Selections.
(a) In addition to the nine rounds of the Entry Draft, there
shall be an additional number of Compensatory Draft Selections
not to exceed the number of Clubs to be in the League in the
(b) In the event a Club loses its draft rights to an
unsigned Rookie drafted in the first round of the Entry Draft
except as a result of failing to tender a required Bona Fide
(as defined below)), who is again eligible for the Entry
Draft or becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent, a Compensatory Draft
Selection shall automatically be granted to that Club, which
Compensatory Draft Selection shall be the same numerical choice
in the second round in the Entry Draft immediately following the
date the Club loses such rights. By way of example, if a Club
cannot sign the third pick in the first round, it will receive
the third pick in the second round as compensation.
If this section of the new CBA remains unchanged, it appears it's not a "we don't want him we'll take a second round pick instead" situation. According to this, the Kings MUST make Steckel a Bona Fide Offer and Steckel will have to reject the offer for the Kings to get the second round pick. I spoke with Steckel's dad again this weekend in Manchester. Based on my discussions with Mr. Steckel I think the chances of Steckel rejecting a Bona Fide Offer from the Kings are as close to ZERO as you can get when you apply the "never say never" rule...
The question really becomes do the Kings just let him go and get nothing in return or sign him up, send him to Manchester and see what happens? My vote is they will sign him up and send him to Manchester...
Yes, but look at the requirements for a bona fide offer. No specified dollar amount short of NHL minimum and the Kings can bury him in the AHL at minimum AHL wage if they wanted (2 way contract with salary while in the AHL specified by the NHL team in the provisions of the deal not to be less than AHL minimum wage). Bona fide offer is not going to be difficult to tender. Would Steckel want to play for minimum AHL wage? Probably not. So the Kings will have no problem meeting the requirements for a bona fide offer.
Edit - opps, beat me to it.
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