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07-30-2006, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Mighty Duck View Post
I respectfully disagree with you, as the examples illustrated under 13.4 (d) (note: "a" thru' "d" are 4 seperate examples indirectly connected) which clearly shows a player 25 yo or older who plays 1 pro game in 05/06, is eligible for the start of 06/07.

Also, once a 18, 19, or 20 old player has played his 160th NHL game, he immediately becomes eligible for regular waivers or re-entry waivers as per art.13.4 (a,b, & c).
I respectfully disagree with your disagreement.

It is quite clear that 13.4(a)-(d) are not stand alone terms and are merely illustrations of the Regular and Re-Entry Waivers chart. They can only be interpreted in the context of that chart.

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The following examples illustrate how the provisions in the Regular and Re-Entry Waivers chart shall be applied:

(a) An 18 year old or 19 year old drafted in the '05 Entry Draft who signed and played in eleven (11) NHL Games or more in the 2005-06 season will be exempt as follows:
Season Regular Waivers/Re-Entry Waivers
05-06 Exempt
06-07 Exempt
07-08 Exempt
08-09 Eligible

Note: Once an 18 year old or 19 year old Player has played in his 160th NHL Game, he will immediately become eligible for Regular Waivers and Re-Entry Waivers.

(b) An 18 year old drafted in the '05 Entry Draft who does not sign an SPC until July 2006 at the age of 19, and plays eleven (11) NHL Games in the 2006-07 season, will be exempt as follows:
Season Regular Waivers/Re-Entry Waivers
05-06 n/a
06-07 Exempt
07-08 Exempt
08-09 Exempt
09-10 Eligible

Note: Once an 18 year old or 19 year old Player has played in his 160th NHL Game, he will immediately become eligible for Regular and Re-Entry Waivers.

(c) A 20 year old Player who plays in one or more Professional Games in the 2005-06 season will be exempt from Regular and Re-Entry Waivers as follows:

Season Regular Waivers/Re-Entry Waivers
05-06 Exempt
06-07 Exempt
07-08 Exempt
08-09 Eligible

Note: Once a 20 year old Player has played in his 160th NHL Game, he will immediately become eligible for Regular and Re-Entry Waivers.

(d) A Player 25 years old or older who plays in one or more Professional Games in the 2005-06 season will be exempt from Regular and Re-Entry Waivers as follows:
Season Regular Waivers/Re-Entry Waivers
05-06 Exempt
06-07 Eligible
As I posted above in the context of Article 13.4, age is NOT the current age of the player:

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Note:
1. For purposes of this Article, a "year" of exemption shall mean a playing season.

2. For purposes of this Article, "age 18" means a Player reaching his eighteenth birthday between January 1 next preceding the Entry Draft and September 15 next following the Entry Draft, both dates included; "age 19" means a Player reaching his nineteenth birthday in the calendar year of the Entry Draft; "age 20" means a Player reaching his twentieth birthday in the calendar year of the Entry Draft; and "age 21" means a Player reaching his twenty-first birthday in the calendar year of the Entry Draft.
The Chart in 13.4 and the examples (a)-(d) are all forward looking - from starting point, the 18/19/20/25yo is exempt for a specified number of seasons or number of games (whichever comes first). It is the age at that starting point, not the players current age, that is relevant in interpreting chart in 13.4.

The waiver exemptions are not based on a players current age - they are based on either the age the player was drafted or signed his first SPC - based on Note 2, I would interpret age in the context if 13.4 to be the players draft age.

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