UFA for next year?

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  1. Mighty Duck

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    What will happen to players whose contract expire at the end of this season, and under the old format, would have to be re-signed/qualified before July 1? Would they if fact, become UFA's? Also, what about the players drafted 2 years ago, who must be signed by June 1st, does there team lose their rights?
     
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    No one really knows..

    Hopefully it don't get to that point and an agreement is made..

    If not, the new CBA will detail how that is all handled..

    Conventional wisdom says that all players that are set to be UFA will be UFA like normal..

    But I could see the PA or the NHL(depending on rollbacks and other such jargon) ask for the contracts that went by last year being revalidated as starting this year(basicly making all of last years contracts start this year) in the new CBA...

    :dunno:

    Its one of those issues that will be interesting to watch as this unfolds.
     
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    UFA or business as normal(my best guess). Either way it gets sorted in the new CBA.
     
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    Two very good questions, the answers hopefully are closer than we know
     
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    might be a touchy situation as I'm quite sure there are owners/gm's who are quite happy that a year has been peeled off of some overpaid talent

    OTOH , there might be some good talent lost as a result of the same consequence
     
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    Lots of questions, many of which will only be answered when a new cba is agreed to.

    What if the ufa age goes down? There could be a flood of free agents. And with all the younger cheaper players who have been honing their games in the minors/college/junior alot of NHLPA types could be squeezed out.

    And how will players who would have become eligible for arbitration be handled? What is 'market value' right now?

    Rosters are going to look alot different when play resumes.
     
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    You answered your own question in the same sentence:

    AND UNDER THE OLD FORMAT

    Currently there is no CBA in place which means teams are not permitted to sign players, as was pointed out before, the NHL will have all of the small details included in the new CBA.
     
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