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08-11-2013, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by gallagt01 View Post
I'm pretty sure Chain was referencing the number of years teams hold the rights to their European draftees before losing them if they can't get them signed.

If I recall correctly, it used to be two. It's four now.

Edit: It is four... http://www.lawinsport.com/articles/e...nal-ice-hockey
Yep, that's precisely it. They can let him perculate a lot longer before signing him to an ELC if they so choose. It certainly gives them their old stash option back and there really isn't a pressing need to put him into the Amerks lineup as soon as next year unless he's shown to be ready with his play this season.

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