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07-16-2012, 05:23 AM
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Dallas Stars sign Ludvig Byström to 3-year ELC, assign him to Sweden

Initial rumour:
http://www.hockeysverige.se/article/...v-nhl-kontrakt

Byström confirms:
http://allehanda.se/sport/modo/1.490...ng-till-dallas

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- When my agent called and told me about the offer, I just couldn't believe it, says Ludwig Byström.
He also says that he's set to play another year or two in Sweden.

For any future news on Byström, just give me a follow on twitter: @Fregust

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Its easy to keep track who has got an ELC if almost everybody gets one.

Good signing thought Faksa was the exception to get an ELC so quickly.


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We know Dallas was trying to trade back into the first round ... I never really considered Bystrom could be the target, but this definitely makes you think that he was the target.

I get moving so fast on Faksa, but this is out of character for the Stars. They moved really, really fast on this. I'm not complaining at all though BTW.

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Maybe they're just trying to get these things done before the new CBA happens in case it brings about any undesirable changes...

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Maybe they're just trying to get these things done before the new CBA happens in case it brings about any undesirable changes...
The owners are asking for 5 year entry level contracts. Any NHL team would drool over that possibility.

Now ... in reality ... my guess that was one of the decoy demands they aren't too concerned about. The last CBA reduced the impact and cost of ELC's (in terms of big, upfront signing bonuses).

The 5 year demand could also just be an angle to set up some system of a required 2 year bridge contract which there has been some noise about reducing the impact of 2nd contracts (this is the reason Jamie Benn isn't signed, and GMJN states he wants to wait for the new CBA every time Benn comes up).

It's just my wild *** guess, but ELCs either stay the same or have minimal changes likely in favor of the owners. The players will make some concessions to get as big a piece of the revenue as possible. I can't see the PA fighting too hard for ELCs when there already isn't much money in them, and it's a system that doesn't seem to be broke.

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07-16-2012, 06:40 AM
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The first article quoted mentions some deadline to get players signed to an ELC. I'm honestly not aware of one. I do know most Euro contracts have a deadline on their out clause for the NHL, but Bystrom wouldn't be coming to the NHL/AHL regardless so I don't know why a deadline would matter.

Anyway ... it was interesting to see. I wish they had given more details about the deadline they were talking about.

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07-16-2012, 07:45 AM
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I think the deadline they're talking about is the post draft deadline for newly drafted players signed in Europe if a team wants them to potentially play in the NHL the next season... Otherwise the deadline for any other player in Europe (unless their contract has special NHL release clauses and such) is at some point in late June (don't know exact date)... A mostly hypothetical deadline in Byström's case since he's staying in Sweden regardless, but still... Now they still have that option if they wanted to...

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If it like the NFL, rookies get screwed in favor of vets at the end of the day

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If it like the NFL, rookies get screwed in favor of vets at the end of the day
Yeah that's what I was going for. That's a great example.

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Yeah that's what I was going for. That's a great example.
It's like many things run by unions. Last-In-First-Out.

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I get moving so fast on Faksa, but this is out of character for the Stars. They moved really, really fast on this. I'm not complaining at all though BTW.
Neither am I. I love this new way of doing business. Of course it doesn't make sense to do this for every prospect, but for the Faksas and Bystroms of the world... as soon as they're willing, get that ink on paper. I think treating a player right like this can have positive repercussions down the road too.

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Neither am I. I love this new way of doing business. Of course it doesn't make sense to do this for every prospect, but for the Faksas and Bystroms of the world... as soon as they're willing, get that ink on paper. I think treating a player right like this can have positive repercussions down the road too.
Terrific point.

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Neither am I. I love this new way of doing business. Of course it doesn't make sense to do this for every prospect, but for the Faksas and Bystroms of the world... as soon as they're willing, get that ink on paper. I think treating a player right like this can have positive repercussions down the road too.
I like it. It helps prevent an Erixon or Schultz type of situation. The contract is going to slide so there's no reason not to sign a guy like Faksa or Bystrom.

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A tiny bit surprised that they aren't signing him to move him to the OHL. Not that the Stars have any issue at all with players developing overseas, but in Bystrom's case he'd get a lot more ice time with Plymouth than being a #6 for Modo...good for you guys though, good for Bystrom, I hope it works out...

If 2012 proves to be another strong draft for Dallas, you'd really have to wonder if they'll be overlooked any further in terms of scouting ability and the cultivation of talent...

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Most Dallas ELC's are signed at training camp. Maybe Dallas is rushing to get these guys done because they fear there won't be a training camp that prospects can attend (late start to the season).

The other thing I was considering ... maybe these players/agents are pushing to get the deals done soon. Even though the push for 5 year ELC's wasn't public until Friday, maybe the players/agents already were aware of what was going on and think it has some legs. Like we've already discussed, I've noticed more articles pointing out veteran players are more likely to allow rookies to suffer a bit if it means they don't give up as much.

Anyway ... just two more possibilities of why Dallas is making such a big early run on ELCs. Since their cost is pretty minimal. I honestly don't know that the ownership situation had that big of an impact. I mean ... you're typically only taking about $90K guaranteed per year per contract.

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Byström confirms, he will stay with Modo on loan next season. Says he doesn't know why Plymouth even drafted him.

http://hockeysverige.se/article/1332...rit-att-stanna

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Byström confirms, he will stay with Modo on loan next season. Says he doesn't know why Plymouth even drafted him.

http://hockeysverige.se/article/1332...rit-att-stanna
That article even mentioned it was out of the norm for a guy like Bystrom to get signed so soon, but the reason they give for this going down so quickly is that Dallas has already been communicating with Markus Naslund (MODO General Manager) about Bystrom's development. They seem to be on the same page.

A quote from Bystrom about development camp:
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It was really good. A really good organization with good facilities, a great great city where it is warm all year round. Almost too hot for me

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