Thread: Brooks: Smyth would waive NMC
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02-03-2012, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by flyersfan9180 View Post
Here is the quote from the CBA itself about NMC, NTC. The acquiring team always has the say in whether they will continue the clause or not. I have also heard many GM,s say they will either continue the no trade or negate it after they have acquired a player.
There you go... thank you for the research.

This clause refers only to players not yet UFA eligible (which Smyth was already of UFA age).

The rationale for the clause (if you endulge my presumption) is that you can't give a non-UFA player, UFA-like rights. The "NTC" or "NMC" is a right negotiated by NHLPA on behalf of older guys, paid their dues and are UFA eligible. It allows them to negotiate a steadier life as family may start to play a role.

Unless there is specific language about NTC and NMC written into the CBA that addresses those player contracts entered into AFTER a player is already UFA-eligible, then I'd guess all flavours and permutations are permissible.

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