New IIHF agreement

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  1. nomorekids

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    Interesting stuff. Basically, if your Euro prospect has a contract in Europe already...it doesn't mean diddly-poo until August 15. Especially pertinent to the Malkin situation. The Pens could hypothetically sign him and bring him over.
     
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    A few details and questionmarks. Only a total of 60 players per year can be signed from Europe. Does that mean 2 players per team? Not much if that is the case...

    If a team signs a player that doesn't make the NHL their will be a fine. Europe belives that in the past to many players have been signed without any real interest from its NHL club and wants that to stop. Though if its only 2 players per team it could be a problem for some NHL teams.
     
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    I've not read much, just skimed through. But I think that may be 60 undercontract. It said something about player with out a contract could be sign after the dead line, so I don't think they'll count as far as taking the one of the 60 places. I didn't see anything about the 60 places when I read though.
     
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    Most top players in Europe have NHL-clauses in their contracts so this is nothing new.

    Usually the deadline is july 15th but this year it's one month later.

    Business as usual.
     
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    Actually there haven´t been that many players in past years as one could think, I found this on IIHF.com:

    A breakdown of the signings during the three-year period (2001-2003):

    2001-2002: 73 players
    2002-2003: 60 players
    2003-2004: 52 players (number still to be confirmed by IIHF and NHL)
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    Total: 185 players


    http://www.iihf.com/news/iihfpr4003.htm
     
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    Not for european teams who want to keep their star players instead of losing them 5 weeks before the season starts.
     
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