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03-11-2014, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by octopi View Post
The Caps are idiots if they let this happen unless they win 9 straight games starting tomorrow(0r conversely, get 16 points in 9 games, which would be tolerable).Burn a year of eligibility for what, otherwise?
Teams do this all the time to get guys out of college or from overseas. Fact is Kuznetsov can make a ton of money in the KHL, burning time off his ELC is important to him even coming over.

Like I said this is something you see a lot, I know you watch both the Caps and Wings, this for instance was a part of signing both Abdelkader and Sheahan out of college, they got an immediate game and a year off their ELC. It is a pretty common practice really and Kuznetsov certainly held that leverage in terms of coming over. Not to mention with his talent he should be in the Caps lineup anyway.

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