Apparently the Hawks' 2010 35th overall pick, Ludvig Rensfeldt couldn't agree to contract terms, and will be re-entering the draft.
Interesting, wonder what round he will go in. 2nd-3rd round maybe??
This really needs to be addressed in the upcoming CBA and it shouldn't to hard to address either as these guys aren't even NHL players yet when they get drafted. If they don't sign with the team that drafts them there should a suspension of time (ie. 3 years) where they are not eligible to play in the NHL providing the team was ethical in their contract signing process.
Ultimately, if a drafted player fails to sign with the team that drafted them, after the deadline elapses to sign a player I would turn it over to an arbitrator to make the ruling as to whether or not it qualifies for a suspension.
Interesting indeed. I think he'll be drafted again in the second round, HF has him at a 7.0C. An outright suspension doesn't sound like a good idea/fair, in my honest opinion - but turning it over to an arbitrator I think wouldn't be a bad idea.
In other news, though...
Both Tallon and Tambo have got extensions from their respective (ok, just the Panthers) teams.
I'd like to see something as well - drafted players (from Lindros to Erixon) shouldn't be able to hold their teams hostage like they did.
Definitely, they addressed the max contract for rookies the last CBA. but they always seem to find a loop hole. Some young gun ex.Erixon should not have the power to control a team like that, pretty ridiculous.