This is gonna cause a hell, the SEL says no to Lockout-players. A couple of clubs just ignoring it and signing players anyway. Consequences? Remains to be seen.
This was how it was from the begining. ANY team in SEL can bring in NHL-players right now. 10/12 clubs said they didn't like the new decision since they want the NHL-players that comes to the SEL to stay a full season, not a couple of months. This is the third club (Modo and Brynäs prior) that brings in a NHL-player. So the teams change their minds when other teams bring in NHL-players, to stay competetive. We might see NHL-players in more than half of the teams soon.
__________________ “It’s embarrassing. I’m embarrassed to be here right now. It’s not even funny. And it’s just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. It’s not how you’re going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013