Question on Replacement players?

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  1. Chayos

    Chayos Registered User

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    I have a question on how players who are currently property of the repsective teams are viewed legally by the NLRB. Would players who were drafted and even under contract with the US based NHL team but playing in other leagues like the AHL or ECHL qualify as emplyees crossing the Picket line or replacement players and as such be ineligable unless they are US citizens.

    This is where it gets hazy.

    Do they have to have an existing contract or can tehy just be drafted under the previous CBA?
     
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    It's a very interesting question since the NHLPA represents the players when they're in the NHL and the PHPA represents them when they're in the AHL or ECHL. I don't think a player in the A would be considered a replacement player because the strike would be against the NHL. But it is, as you say, "hazy."
     
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