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Florida Panthers Prospect Thread [Part II]
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06-01-2012, 03:53 AM
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MickOlax(or any other poster with insider knowledge), what's the deal with Joonas Donskoi? Is he going to sign with FLA before tomorrow's deadline?
The situation with Joonas and the Panthers took a sudden turn to worse yesterday. First there was a little misunderstanding on the Panthers end, who thought that the deadline is 15th June. Don't know how this is possible. Donskois agent on the North America side made an offer to the Panthers which they declined, and they are/were waiting for the Panthers to make a new offer.
The problem is that Donskoi is all but sure to play in Finland next season where he is making ~over 100K € per year, and the Panthers don't seem to be willing to pay him that much while playing in Finland. (I think they have offered around 40K-50K in US dollars, which isn't even half of what he is making here)
There is actually a possibility now that he's re-entering the draft. I should hear more today or at least tomorrow about the situation. It's not totally Donskois fault though. It's currently just up to his agent and mainly the Panthers to get it done.
I'll try to keep you posted.
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