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10-19-2003, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by choppystride
Oh just gimme a break.....

From your logic I guess the biggest jerk of them all is Joe Thornton who started this rookie bonus extortion thing...
That's totally seperate.

The loop hole was for drafted players who switched from American college to major junior. Instead of re-entering the draft like a chl player would they became unrestricted free agents which made it much more attractive for them to not sign with the team that drafted them.

Bonus clauses for non-ufa players aren't nearly as lethal because they're not negotiated on the open market.

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