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11-13-2012, 01:29 PM
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Ward Cornell
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Originally Posted by Tim Wallach View Post
I have to refresh myself on it, but I believe the rule Ward is referring to is only for NHL drafted NCAA players. It was to prevent them from jumping to junior as OAs and then declaring NHL free agency sooner. i.e. NCAA players' rights are owned by NHL teams longer, but if they play junior, they have to sign within two years of their draft.

I believe both Paulley and Bondra are free agents in terms of NHL status and therefore, it doesn't apply.

OK....you may be right!
I thought it was revised because originally the OA was brought in to allow previous OHL players to extend their junior career. Then when Mike VanRyn incident happened, I thought they had to have previous OHL playing time. (but like I said...you could very well be correct, since these players are on the list)

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