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04-17-2013, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by thomast View Post
Listened Button's new podcast he stated something about free agency cutoff date in cba at june 30th and Barkov+mackinnon are born at september. So teams which drafts them gets extra year based on free agency rule before they qualify for free agency. Extra year before they will be UFA. So 8 years instead of 7 years before they hit free agency.

At 22 minute mark if people didn't understand.

http://www.tsn.ca/window/podcastcent...id=17190&id=65

Don't know if that will be big bonus.
Interesting. Depends on what happens with the next CBA too though. Each side can opt out seven years from now.

Definitely an added bonus, but I don't think you take one player over the other based on this.

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