I'm confused over this and it seems that I'm not alone. The CBA Article 9 seems quite clear in that it applies to all SPCs entered after the execution of the CBA which means that it covers all contracts signed after the lockout. But the wierdness is that in section 9.3 where 'entry level compensation limits' are listed it starts with the 2005 draft year. So what about player drafted before the CBA but signed after it? Take my favourite twins Henrik and Joel. Both drafted in the 2000 draft but signed their first SPC after the lockout, Henrik in July 2005 and Joel in May 2006. As the CBA reads then Henrik would have a 2 year contract and Joel a 1 year contract. But the contracts was presented as 3 and 2 year contracts by their teams. Is there some form of exeption based on draft year that changes the terms of the CBA? Or is it just that the teams didn't understand the CBA when they wrote the pressreleases?