Thread: Prospect Info: Habs Board 2012 Prospect Rankings #8
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06-30-2012, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Gustave View Post
I voted for Kristo, even though I was tempted to go with Thrower. Only reason is because I don't feel like Kristo is apart of the team. It's as though he's decided to follow the Justin Schultz route. If I was certain of his status as a Hab, I think he would've been a top 5 here. We'll see.

Add Didier, for no other reason that I like his name.
Kristo opted NOT to go the Justin Schultz route. Mac Bennett and Mark MacMillan will be in the same boat (next summer for Bennett, the following summer for MacMillan), they can opt out of signing with the Habs and become FA's but they need to do so by June 1st, 2013 (for Bennett), June 1st, 2014 (for MacMillan).

What Justin Schultz did, any draft pick that is selected outside of the NCAA and plays the following season outside of the NCAA, after their Junior year in the NCAA they can opt out to become FA's but must do so before June 1st.

As an example, Didier will not be able to use this loop hole since he went directly to the NCAA after being drafted. Kristo could have done this, had to wanted to leave the NCAA now but didn't want to do so with the Habs, as he could have opted to become a FA this July 1st. Instead he said he wants to sign with the Habs after next season ends at North Dakota.

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