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12-25-2011, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by drive45 View Post
No, not kidding. If you check the CBA (http://www.nhl.com/cba/2005-CBA.pdf), you will see that as a 2008 draft pick, NYI could offer him $875K base salary that he could double with performance and signing bonuses. The CBA doesn't say anything about a lower max for later draft picks. And he will turn 22 before signing any contract with the Isles, which means his ELC only has to be for 2 years. After that, he will be a free agent and make the big bucks... if he's really that good.

I suspect he will sign a contract that says that he can go back to Kazan if he doesn't make the NYI NHL roster
I think the issue will be the contract Petrov is offered. A 2 way or a 1 way deal.

On a 1 way contract then yes he would earn the NHL base salary, but as a foreign unproven player with no NA skating experience I highly doubt Garth Snow's office offers a 1 way deal.

With a 2 way deal he is assigned to the AHL and rides the buses while trying to adjust to a new country, new system...

Not even to mention language, which if you have ever lived overseas can be a very difficult adjustment. I don't know how Petrov's English is but that is also a major factor.

Going to a training camp without a contract is probably impossible too.

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