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02-03-2013, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BigG44 View Post
I'm just more confused. CHL and European players aren't even the same anymore.

If you draft an 18 or 19 year old Euro player, you have 4 years to sign them. You still only have 2 on CHLers.

How is a 22 year old NCAA player the same as a CHLer or guy from Europe?
I am going to take a wild guess here, but if NCAA rules that exist for football regarding amateur status apply for hockey too (most likely they do), then a student can't sign a contract. If a NCAA draftee continues his education to completion (4 years is the usual length) without opting out, then it might be required that the time period be given.

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