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07-27-2012, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by strungout View Post
Lockout year makes sense to me...but playing for the organizations farm team as a recent draft pick, while not counting towards the 50 spc count is a good deal for all involved. Glad he decided to come over.
Pretty sure he wouldn't count against the 50 contracts even if he signed an NHL ELC for the same reason his contract would slide, but I will double check on that.

Yes, I know it's not exactly the same as the Steckel example, I know there have been others around the NHL / AHL. Agree, this set of circumstances makes sense for this player at this time.

We discussed this scenario back when Seabrook left school and then finished his WHL eligibility; there was still a year left before his rights expired. I assumed (never had confirmation) that the Caps wanted him to play on an AHL contract for that year; then he was traded to Calgary and immediately signed his ELC.

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