In the first case, Aaltonen or his agent would the dumbest people on the planet to except it
Not necessarily, if Pelicans offered a bonus or additional salary for the clause, and Aaltonen was sure at the time that he didn't want to go to NA during the first year of his contract, then such a clause could easily exist. Such contracts have been done in the past. In some cases the player might regret it later, but than again Aaltonen has a mindset of a Slavic hockey artist, so you can expect the unexpected.
Originally Posted by Jussi
and in the second case, the SM-liiga PA and possibly even the NHLPA would throw a fit.
Removing the clause from the contract layout might not have any effect or it could be prohibited, but we can’t be sure about it with our knowledge… In the end PA’s might not have much authority to intervene, if the team and the player have made an agreement that is legit in the court of law.
Looks like you are missing Joni Ortio (G, back-up), Mikko Laine (F, W)) and Marko Virtala (F, C) from TPS roster.
Bergman and Tapio are Try-outs.
What I'm wondering is what are we going to do with seven d-men who all require playing time. We can't send Vittasmäki back to Mestis as he has shown he can play in the League and Berg seems to be healing well. It's nice to have depth, but