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10-17-2012, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Lonewolfe2015 View Post
We didn't include anyone from the CHL, Siemens will remain in the CHL because Saskatoon is hosting the Memorial Cup.
See below.

My reasoning behind the question is along the lines of the lockout preventing us from having camp and therefore preventing us from signing him.

If not, guess we have to hope he is willing to give us first crack at signing him if the NHL allows us or we draft him if he is prohibited from signing with us.
I'm not sure if you'll be prevented from signing him or not.
It's not something anyone can be sure about until we see the new CBA.

Perhaps they'll let you since they don't necessarily have to be at camp to sign a deal.
The Sabres, for example, signed Andrey Makarov just before the lockout.
He hadn't been to camp obviously since it had not began, but they did extend a tryout to him, which gave them that ability.
Since you had made the offer prior to the lockout, maybe they'll give you a chance to follow through.
It also comes down to whether you want to sign him or not without evaluating him at your camp though..

Originally Posted by Renegade Stylings View Post
I believe he just meant Siemens would head to Colorado's training camp for a few days, not with the intention of sticking there all season.
Some teams put players on the list that are realistically longshots to make their team (like Dallas including Matej Stransky), but it's probably better to be safe and give themselves the option.
Since Siemens is the only CHL prospect that that the Avs have that would have a decent shot at making the team, I just guessed he'd be on the list.

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