Thread: Speculation: Question about Trouba
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02-10-2013, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Gm0ney View Post
Van Ryan was a college player...was he the first to use "the loophole"? Were those other guys try to control where they'd play or was it just a money/contract thing?
Mike Van Ryan started in college, but took advantage of a CHL loophole (getting UFA in two years) to get UFA status. This particular loophole has since been closed. But it was a CHL status that got him to UFA status.

Were Schultz and Wheeler trying to control where they go or was it is a money/contract thing? Is there any way to be sure? How about if they had received those offers from their teams a year earlier? How can we be sure of anything. Players never have to sign with their teams, it is the exact same to suggest that Griffin Reinhart will not sign with the NYI as Trouba will not sign with WPG. Yet I don't see anyone questioning that...

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