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06-27-2012, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by dcyhabs View Post
I notice that Timmins picked no players from the American system this year. I wonder if colleges will now (after Schultz, and to a much lesser extent Kristo for the habs) have a KHL reputation? Successful players can opt out and sign with whoever they want as free agents.

Just seemed out of character based on recent drafts, but it could have been BPA, and the haul was good.
That's a possibility. Though with only 7 picks it's hard to see a trend, maybe after 2-3 years. I would like to see them change the rules for NCAA players. With CHL players you can sign them any time after the draft and they can keep playing, NCAA they lose their amateur status and can't keep playing NCAA, so you have to wait on those guys and suddenly they use a loophole to become UFA's. You should have 1 year from the day they leave their school.

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