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01-08-2013, 11:32 AM
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Looks like that in new CBA will keep the rights for European drafted players for 4 years again.
Old limit was 2 years, then you had to sign the player.
I think Håkan Andersson likes about this change.
should be helpful, b/c DRW seem to have much better scouts in europe than in NA. DRW have a great record in drafting from europe, but a bad record from NA.
in last 20 years, best players drafted from NA:
howard, fischer*, helm, quincey, dandenault, abdelkader, matthias, kindl*, brendan smith, emmerton, meech
*played more outside NA, so could be a product of scouts in both NA and europe.
best players drafted from europe:
datsyuk, zetterberg, holmstrom, kronwall, filppula, hudler, franzen, ericsson, kopecky, fleischmann, nyquist, tatar, mursak
could also add igor grigorenko, who probably would have been a regular player if not for his car accident.
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