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03-30-2012, 11:21 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by montreal View Post
Of course it would, if there was a lock out, more players will be in the AHL meaning less ice time. If agents are telling kids not to sign, I'm sure they wouldn't do so lightly
I doubt there will be big enough changes to the ELC system that it would really pay off for a player to wait for that reason alone. Sure, they'll probably tweak the maximum amounts up, at least, but it doesn't really pay off to forego a contract at say $900k now (and a lot less in the minors anyway) just to try to recoup it if/when the ELC max goes up next year.

But I can totally see Kristo wanting to go back. It's a reasonable fit for us if he does too. Wouldn't bother me either way.

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